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

Alexander Tsiaras

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“Conception to Birth — Visualized.” INK Conference. Dec. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Conception to Birth -- Visualized." INK Conference. Dec. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by medical image-maker Alexander Tsiaras means that despite working with math and science every day, he is still awestruck by the ability of the human body to reproduce itself with such complex and stunning attention to detail. The quote is from Tsiaras' 2010 TED Talk, in which he presents a visualization of human development from conception to birth. Watch the full TED Talk here: Alexander Tsiaras - Conception to Birth -- Visualized