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Submit Your Response to "What Does It Mean To Be Human?"

The Human Origins Initiative wants to know what YOU think it means to be human! Submit your response, and it may be featured on this website or in our exhibition.

Responses seen here come both from this website and the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins. We have had a wonderful outpouring of responses to this question, and we cannot feature every answer. Each time you visit this page, a different set of answers will be featured on the first page.

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we are asking this Q to our self, this level of thinking is something special of being human.
phadke
- phadke, India
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To be a human is to be able to think critically and act according to it; to learn and discover things around us; and to live and enjoy life.
Jeanalyn
- Jeanalyn, Illinois
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To be able to ask what it means to live a good life.
Will L
- Will L, Boston, MA
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Being human is the definition of impossible
Insane
- Insane, Galaxy
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To be human is to be conscious.
James B.
- James B., College Park, MD
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To be human is to be AWESOME!!!!!! for example MEEEEE
Eric Nakamoto
- Eric Nakamoto, Culver City, CAlifornia
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We are able to adapt our technology, through social interaction, to successfully live and thrive in every biome on Earth and beyond.
Darin Bicknell
- Darin Bicknell, Jakarta Indonesia
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to be human means to be the way you are and the way you want to be and to play with the other sex.
bob
- bob, lolomt
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It means you live a life differently than others you live in gods creation and appreciate all you have.
NO NAME
- NO NAME, Salina KS
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We can find our "humanity" not in our art and reason, but in what we do when the s%&t hits the fan and it's every man for himself.
Drew
- Drew, MT
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Behavioral loops that are assumed to be "aware" of past states and complex patterns therein.
Miles David Smith
- Miles David Smith, San Diego
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To be explore the atoms at home and the several far corners of the the universe, in order to find our origin.
Hermella
- Hermella, Cambridge, Ma
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We have the ability to change the world - to make Earth a better place or to destroy it.
Melissa Gordon
- Melissa Gordon, Front Royal, Virginia
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being human to means being at the top of the food chain and being the most intelligent living thing on earth
antonio
- antonio , roosevelt high school
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To be human to be be artistic in everything we do. Humans have art all around them everyday and live life in the influence of art.
Alyssa Jones
- Alyssa Jones, Washington, D.C.
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Being human is to have emotion, a conscience, advanced societal structure, complex language, and a highly developed brain.
Mary
- Mary, Silver Spring, MD
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To care, to wonder, to seek.
Olivia Groshong
- Olivia Groshong, Los Angeles Ca
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to live on earth with a brain a spine no claws and live civilized
angelina
- angelina, nc
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to be able to have & express emotions in words & body language, and to understand the emotions of others by their words & body language
Rachel
- Rachel, United States
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Human is the most fragile organic species in the world
marcos
- marcos, paraguay
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Humanity is the best and worst thing to ever happen to this planet.
Melissa
- Melissa, Sacramento, CA
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To be human is to dream, imagine, and think reasoningly; and, reflect on and recreate one's self as often as one likes.
Maia Jaribu Ajanaku-Locke
- Maia Jaribu Ajanaku-Locke, Memphis, Tn
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It means we are beings God made superior to animals and all living things
Graeme
- Graeme, Sacred Heart College
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a human is one that has thoughts,emotions,dreams,and ability to speak also a human is one with beleifs and is able to walk bipedily.
Michelle
- Michelle, MA Springfeild USA
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to be human is to wander to travel, to always wonder what is just over the horizon.
stanley chin
- stanley chin, falls church, va
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Monkey in pink with make-up and jewelry on.
to be a self-important monkey, dressed up in clothes that thinks the universe cares about one's personal life/plight.
Anne
- Anne, Baltimore, MD
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Being human means that we have the capability to do anything that we want that other primates and animals can't do.
Nicole Han
- Nicole Han, California
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To destroy the planet as a means of immediate survival.
John
- John, Indiana
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Maybe humans aren't primates...Maybe primates are humans.
Jade Starr Davis
- Jade Starr Davis, Pa,USA
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To be human means to see problems in different perspectives and to think and communicate in complicated ways.
Ariel
- Ariel, Phoenix, AZ
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Being the only species we know who can know that we're spinning along at 1000 miles an hour, and not falling off.
Harry
- Harry, Portland, OR
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To be human is to be an individual. You dont have to be like others, you just have to be YOU!
Kimo
- Kimo, Aussieland
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We humans have something wonderful, our “intelligence” that demands big responsibilities, respect and appreciation for the cosmos "life".
Rafael
- Rafael, Mexico
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To be human is to be. All one can do is be. Be that which it is and not desire to be which it isn't bc that has nothing to do w/ what it is.
mikey
- mikey, california
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To love,sacrifice,suffer,joy in friendship,alone in a sea of people,live &die yearn meaningful connections,find truth in the eyes of another
Laura Elizabeth
- Laura Elizabeth, Gatineau Quebec
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To be conscious of our consciousness
Arthur Frank
- Arthur Frank, Amsterdam
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Science has helped humans to grow and prosper but at a very high and unaffordable cost of the environment which will destroy us one day
Brian Dsouza
- Brian Dsouza, Goa
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A human is anyone who is a member of the Homo genus regardless of any other factors.
Mark
- Mark, Raleigh
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What it means to be a human is to be able to socialize. Humans must be able to communicate, have emotions,and be able to walk on their feet.
Tulasi Landes
- Tulasi Landes, Washington DC
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To have the ability to love and be loved despite knowledge and understanding of flaws and failures.
Mom
- Mom, Dacula, GA
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