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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 be fulfilled by God with a soul
AM
- AM, Massachusetts
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Being human is being in the likeness of the creator. Our likeness sets us apart from the rest of creation and makes us human.
Samantha
- Samantha, SC
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What does it mean to be human ? It means survival and domination.
Jeh
- Jeh, Lay
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Humans are aware that we aware we can think or in other terms we aware of our ontological self.
Baka
- Baka, Otaku land
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Being created in the image of God, having an eternal soul and the ability to have a relationship with the Creator of the universe!
Chelsea
- Chelsea, Los Angeles
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Allah Akbar
Rashaad Gupta
- Rashaad Gupta, Mosul, Iraq
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To know yourself, understand it, control it and improve it. In doing so you will do and learn to like thinks that you did not and vice versa
Prasiochos
- Prasiochos, Greece
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To be a curious specie
Aamir
- Aamir, Pakistan
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To be human is to have the right to be equal to one another.
Martin
- Martin, Chennai
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It means to be in God's image
Mike.P
- Mike.P, 17737
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It feels like i'm the most luckiest person on earth to be a human. We have so many advantages while people back then sometimes had to suffer
Smritii
- Smritii, 1356 west 235th street
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It means asking the question "what does it mean to be human?"
Andrew Cantino
- Andrew Cantino, San Francisco, CA
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To be human means to have a purpose, it means to do what you were made to do.
bianca
- bianca, Sigourney, IA
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To be human you must be driven by ego instead of nature. To be human you must ask why. To be human you can never be satisfied.
Robert Dombroski
- Robert Dombroski, North Plainfield, NJ
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It means to be part of the species group Homo sapiens, and the ability to have complex language skills.
Caitlin McKee
- Caitlin McKee, Falls Church, VA
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To be human it means to be able to process emotions, think and wonder about the world and make mistakes and learn from them.
Me
- Me, Here
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to make life more complicated
justin credible
- justin credible , your mom's
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IT means to learn about the world, be who you are, a unique creature because we are big in every way, population, ect..
SELINA IRWIN
- SELINA IRWIN, ALASKA
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Faith and the reason to become a better person each new day.
Valeria Acosta
- Valeria Acosta, Puerto Rico
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it means to be friends
Jesse
- Jesse, sanich
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Be a Homo Sapien.
ISS600
- ISS600, Ireland
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To be free to think, believe, and express ourselves (i.e. the arts). We actively make choices while considering consequences (conscience).
TrinityTitansP4
- TrinityTitansP4, Oakville, ON
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To be the illusory subjects of a conscious mind through which we interpret the world around us.
Dugald
- Dugald, Scotland
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To be human is to be bipedal, communicate, and to be advanced.
Nella Hugbru
- Nella Hugbru, mass
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To be human is to ask questions that cannot be answered and to break boundaries we are trapped in.
Joel
- Joel, Australia
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to be failliable
Caitlyn D
- Caitlyn D, nyc
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to be able to have coomon sense, some sort of religion, abstract thinking abilities, and an ability of speech
john phillips
- john phillips, st.louis
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It means to share the characteristics and learn from other homo sapiens
Felix Daverio
- Felix Daverio, NSW
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To have morals and a conscience.
Mawson
- Mawson, Lichtenstein
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Being human means to question and explore the question that sent me else that came to this website the question of what it means to be human
Flinders H.
- Flinders H., Denver co.
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To be human is to be self-aware physically and mentally, as well as recognizing that other humans are capable of the same awareness.
Mariko
- Mariko, marikochrista28@yahoo.com
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To grasp with a thumb tools to till the soil, tools to hunt, tools to create and destroy.
Dorianne
- Dorianne, North Carolina
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Significa haber sido humanizado por otros humanos que te hayan enseñado lo mejor de ser humano: el amor, la compasión, la risa, el arte.
Guadalupe Cruz
- Guadalupe Cruz, México
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To be human is to be unique from every other species: created to love, created to create, created to serve.
Austin
- Austin, USA
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Being human means taking care of our home, planet earth, the ultimate gift from whomever you define as your creator.
Lee T.
- Lee T., Baltimore, MD
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To be human means to be able to understand and communicate with each other, to live in communities, and to be influenced by one another.
Shantih
- Shantih , Portland, OR
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Being human is to have a concept of time, and self awareness of one's place and causal relationships within that timeline.
Tommy Gilley
- Tommy Gilley, Royse City,Tx
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Bacon and cheese
Maxie
- Maxie, Babington street
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Human are a hominid, messenger of god, free and equal in the religion scientific and human rights perspective.
Nonore
- Nonore, Chennai, India
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taking care of ones self and others around them.to become advanced and learn the true meaning of life and the universe itself.
Jesse Duran
- Jesse Duran, millbrae
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