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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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To make historical records for future learning.
jollyroger
- jollyroger, australia
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Je pense, donc je suis
Mallen Mino
- Mallen Mino, Flemington NJ
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To feel and to love
Adrian
- Adrian, 'merica
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To be human is the ability to reason and be reasoned with.
Babatunji
- Babatunji, Nigeria
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Being human means to be able to evolve at a faster rate than any other living organism on the planet, and having an imagination to do so.
Shannon Perucatti
- Shannon Perucatti, South Africa
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Humans wonder about their world and wonder, "What If?" ;about their future and wonder, "Why Not?"
Lon Brouse
- Lon Brouse, Grand Junction, Colorado
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To love each other
Ash
- Ash, Gloucester
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To be human is to have the ability to collectively learn.
Sam Chadwick
- Sam Chadwick, Sydney
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The answer has changed over time. Ages ago it meant to bury our dead, or to use art. Now it means to be able to answer this question.
Jonathan Abbatt
- Jonathan Abbatt, Ceiriog Valley, Wales
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being humans mean to have control of emotions,having to be able to make strong structers,and last to have conplex minds.
April
- April, springfield
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Being human is about discovering new things in the world.
Cis Zerna
- Cis Zerna, HTLA
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We are the first species on this planet intelligent enough to be the cause of our own extinction.
Ron
- Ron, Yukon, Canada
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To have life
Alexander Simpson
- Alexander Simpson, brock middle schhol
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To be human is to be the elements of the universe made manifest to explore itself.
sgreco
- sgreco, earth
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Someone with feelings and emotions.
Kat
- Kat, L.A
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To be the most evolved creature on the planet. Give it another 10,000 yrs and monkeys will be where we are.
Drew
- Drew, GA
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Abstract thinking
Radu Mihai Turcu
- Radu Mihai Turcu, Bukarest , Romania
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To be human is to be able to play god, we are able to give life, make life and take life away.
andrew shely
- andrew shely, New York
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Human? Why does that even matter? The real question is, " What does to mean to be you?"
Jade Starr Davis
- Jade Starr Davis, Pa,USA
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to be human means to be understand mutual correlation among creatures, creation, and creator
Kus Bintoro
- Kus Bintoro, Jakarta
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Being human means that you have to be annoying, aggressive and sly to live.
Jennifer
- Jennifer, Cheon
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This means that reconstruct the earth and live for each other and to worship God.
khadija
- khadija, Oma
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a human being is an organism capable of breeding with other human beings in order to produce fertile offspring
Christopher Arendt
- Christopher Arendt, Unknown
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To have a mind that allows you to realize your insignificance. To be a consciousness trapped inside a body from which there is no escape.
Jim
- Jim, Las Vegas, NV, USA
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To be human is to know the world at a larger scale; to understand the cause and effect of our actions and to know that we will die.
Conor Bulkeley-Krane
- Conor Bulkeley-Krane, Portland
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Language as a frame work for our thoughts, dexterity for making tools and bipedalism.
Paul Hsieh
- Paul Hsieh, California
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to be human is to have sympathy and empathy: while not to be human is to not to have any
Jake Young
- Jake Young, VA, USA
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To be human is to have a big brain with great intelligence. Humans are bipedal and communicate through the power of language.
Swaa Jackson
- Swaa Jackson , Compton, Ca
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Being human is about discovering new things in the world.
Cis Zerna
- Cis Zerna, HTLA
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I think two attributes separate humans from other species - intuition and conscience. Both have intellectual and social implications.
anirban bandyopadhyay
- anirban bandyopadhyay, New York, USA
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To hurt.
Alex
- Alex, China
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by encompassing as much as possible to the fullest of your potential while ensuring the positive growth of the world around you .
arnaldo del rio
- arnaldo del rio , madrid
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The core difference for Humans is the ability to direct our own evolutionary path. Deciding our own path is what it means to be Human.
Trevor
- Trevor, Washington, DC
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Human means to be a marvelous and incredible creation by God. Humans have an eternal soul. Read the Bible, God will reveal truth to you.
Nancy Brunnemer
- Nancy Brunnemer, Colorado
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Humans take control of nature, rather than living at the will of it.
Naomi
- Naomi, Brooklyn
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Humans are like most other hunks of mobile meat except some of them have a dream inside...
Brad G
- Brad G, Philadelphia, PA
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being human means that you can think for yourself, you make mistakes, you can decide rationally, and you have instincts.
Jasmine Watson
- Jasmine Watson, United States of America
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i think it mens to be able to see, feel, taste, smell, and hear. Thats what i think
bryce
- bryce, NY
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It is the responsibility of humans to ensure the survival of our planet.
Adeline Smith
- Adeline Smith, LA, California
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Becoming a new "Creator" on the block. Maturity will be essential to future survival of life, and achieve cosmic evolutionary survival.
E.Lemarchands
- E.Lemarchands, International
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