"The mystery, magic and divinity" of human development

Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, whether you believe that personhood begins at conception or at birth, this is a spectacular visualization the stupefies the human mind, that resists any known scientific method that can explain how this is done. Please watch it. You will be inspired, awestruck and pulled in by its beauty. This is from TED.com.

Alexander Tsiaras is an artist and technologist whose work explores the unseen human body, developing scientific visualization software to enable him to "paint" the human anatomy using volume data. He's the author of Body Voyage and co-author of Information Architects. Most recently, he is the author of From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds and The Architecture and Design of Man and Woman: The Marvel of the Human Body, Revealed.

His latest project is The Visual MD, an online compendium of health visualizations.

His  eloquence and wonder are bound to impress. Some of his comments:

Even though I am a mathematician, I look at this with marvel: How do these instruction sets not make these mistakes as they build what is us?

The magic of the mechanisms inside each genetic structure saying exactly where that nerve cell should go — the complexity of these mathematical models is beyond human comprehension.

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