Amazing Video: Yale Scientist Visualizes Conception to Birth

From the Open Culture intro:

Alexander Tsiaras has made a career of using advances in visualization technology to offer vivid tours of the human body. His books have taken readers inside the human heart, the kidneys and vascular system, and also human reproduction. Back in 2002, Tsiaras published From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds, a book that offers a “visual diary of fetal development.” Now, nearly a decade later, he brings that visual diary to video at a conference affiliated with TED.

What’s more amazing is how he describes what he’s learned from doing these complex visualizations. Twice he talks about the “divinity” of the process of human development, and about how, even as a mathematician, the extraordinary complexity of human development is many orders of magnitude more than he can comprehend. The video is amazing and is certainly worth sharing with friends and on Facebook/Twitter:

  • notimportant

    It takes your breath away.

    • Jesuschristmylordmyking

      only the fool ignores the visual facts

  • Bella

    I remember thinking how amazing all this was as a child. Growing up makes us take things for granted.  No wonder Jesus told us to be like children.  Seeing the awesomeness of this world through their eyes would make it impossible for us not to believe in God!

  • oldmanbob

    A fool says in his heart, there is no God.

  • Edmass213

    Abortionists no matter how scientific the presentation is, still don’t see a human being developing in various stages inside the womb but they see it as a piece of nothing….

  • Absolutely beautiful!

  • Flamen

    The same amazing process of life could be seen in the development of an ape or a dog.  It wold be complex and amazing and perhaps divine.  However, in the presentation there is so mention of a soul.  Is it nonexistent then and all talk of an imortal soul nonsense?  It is not found in the bible and only popular after St. Augustine.

  • Judith Ann

    I believe and I am always amazed by God …. I look forward to meeting HIM.  By the way, does anyone know what is the music playing in this video?  I found it beautiful and inspirational and wish to hear it more fully.

  • Divine Process

  • Psalm 14:1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” 

  • Katharinafknelsen

    Wow! How can anyone deny God’s power after watching this!

  • bubbalouwee

    Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  How can our country and our world permit the massive destruction of human lives and deeply offend God?  From the atom, to space, to the human body, it all points to incredible intelligence that is far beyond human comprehension.  It should lead everyone to a firm belief in God and a healthy fear of not wanting to offend Him.

    • Parsons12

      Only a man would stupidly tell women what to do with their body. Abortion is every woman’s rights because without this service, women might try killing themselves or dumping the baby after birth in a dust bin. What happens if a woman is raped?  she should not have to live with a baby from the rape.

      • Suziehrpr

         I had a baby in a very bad situation and could no way have it’s life terminated…  I could have had her adopted (a doctor and his wife wanted her very much)…  I kept her even though I was single and still am…  Now she is 17 years old and such a beautiful person… 

        No one should have a right to murder a child, infant, unborn baby…  If they do not want it their are many who do…

  • Tina

    It is a marvellous video. I was amazed how it was done, God is powerful.

  • Diane

    this is amazing. if more pregnant women could view this, i believe they would realize that an abortion is nothing but murder.  it is great that the word is getting out and more and more liberal thinkers on abortion can see that truly a fetus is a human being from the moment of conception!  i so appreciate this video!

  • Awesome!

  • P. John DeVries

    Profound and of great value to any God believing person – equal to Psalm 19:1-6
    As profound and of equal value to the moral laws of love. Psalm 19:7.
    P. John DeVries

  • Suzie

    Unbelievable. How can we NOT believe in Gods miracles!

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  • Amfortas

    Marvellous. But not, ‘Magic’.

  • Clare

    Wow, only a scientist, through proper research, could begin to reveal the real beauty and wonder of our being. I only wish once we are born that we could learn to respect each others as equal human beings and not ramble on like primitive animals.

    I do believe humans made god. A human wrote the bible, a human printed it too!  I have yet to see a bible (the apparent word of god) printed in heaven. A human had a dream and someone spoke to them, this is called schizophrenia. A human saw a vision and it spoke, this is called schizophrenia too, If there was a god why doesn’t “he” appear on TV, everyone else does?  He could then speak to us every day and re read the bible to us. But no, “he” can’t, so we go to churches, mosques etc to listen to… you guessed it other humans, well “men” actually who tell us what god would like to say to us if “he” could. 
    Funny how god is always a “he”, primitive humans understood that a powerful almighty had to be a “he”, had to represent the boys, not a “she” , heavens forbid we EVER have to listen to a woman.  The church began killing scientists because they looked to unravel the mysteries of the world, to question “their” beliefs. 2000 years on and still the same primitive minded zombies churning out the same old lies.  I know many scientists who still receive threats for the valuable inquisitive work they do. Threats from primitive people.

    Anyway, I do wish you all peace and love and the intelligence to question and keep questioning, it may not be comfortable but at least it’s real. Behave just like our beloved scientists and not like zombies.

    PEACE & TRUTH & LOVE x  

  • Greg

    What is the music played in the video. It is a great peace of music!