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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 human is to be conscious.
James B.
- James B., College Park, MD
5
To love, to share, to hope!
Hari Krishnan
- Hari Krishnan, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
0
To be able to rationalize.
Zyra Tolledo
- Zyra Tolledo, Chicago
5
Humans have an advanced written language. The idea of religion is another solely human trait. Humans have the ability to set moral values.
SS Grade 7 Class A
- SS Grade 7 Class A, Litchfield Middle School, Litchfield New Hampshire
1
Being human is much more than survive, is the need to understand, learn and create.
Axel Vargas
- Axel Vargas, Mexico
0
To be HUMAN is to experience LIFE with the awareness of TIME. To fulfil one's potential as a HUMAN is to live with Kindness and Wisdom.
Michou
- Michou, England, UK
0
To be human is to want what you can't have. Dissatisfaction is the definition of all human cultures.
Kerridwyn Schanck
- Kerridwyn Schanck, Oregon
5
write poetry and stories
maddy s
- maddy s, alexandria, virginia
5
To be human is to live the best possible decent way of living. .try to preserve huminity as there's no other than human being.
D.soren
- D.soren, Mal bazar
0
To Know Who We Are, Explore the world, get lost and find ourselves, lying beneath our soul.
Jasmine V
- Jasmine V, RHS Portland Oregon
1
If I'm disgusted by love, I feel still it, proving it isn't a construct of the mind like evolutionists like to believe.
Eric
- Eric, Alabama
1
to be ALIVE!!!!!! and live and to eat poop pee and sleep
billy bob
- billy bob, minneapolis
5
I think being human means being an individual and not having someone like you. Unique, is another word I would use to describe being human.
Dalila Solorio
- Dalila Solorio, Lake Elsinore , California
0
Just to living your life and be alive!!!!(:
Morgan Price
- Morgan Price, Fillmore, In
1
To question, To wonder, To share, To doubt ourselves, To ask what it means to be human
Carly L
- Carly L, Montana
4
Humans are defined by physical traits and what they make us capable of.We are social have identities and are a combination of nature/nurture
Kristi
- Kristi, College Park, MD
0
To think,to love people, to explore,to learn
YU-CHIEH
- YU-CHIEH , Taiwan
0
To be human is to adapt to nature and to take advantage of it.
Julius Feldmann
- Julius Feldmann, cremorne
5
Flawed. Destructive. Creative. Self-Aware. Self-Concious. Dumb. Smart. Good. Bad. Self-important and self-demeaning. Lost. Confused
Kelly
- Kelly, Ohio
5
we have certain caracteristics that other animals do not posses, to me being human is to be caring and loving for those who surround us,
Cathy Acevedo
- Cathy Acevedo, San Juan, PR
5
Being human means having worries, hopes, fears, and the capacity to fulfill these.
BOB
- BOB , Houston, TX
5
Being human is just one of the endless things you could have been. Just one member of one species. Everything you do is everything you are.
Ryan Parker
- Ryan Parker, Reno
5
To love, live and think to your full capacity.
Allie
- Allie , Waterville, Maine
5
To be human is to only wonder but Advancements, life, love, and joy, and the spirit are what make us so.
ben
- ben, tennesse
5
To have a body, mind, and soul, be able to think, reason, have emotion, and be aware of itself, in both the things seen and unseen.
Rachel
- Rachel, Ohio
5
We are superficial.
Shay
- Shay, Wheaton, MD
5
To create, to share, to pray to The Lord and to die, to be judge for what we've done and to make better future
Karina
- Karina, Indonesia
5
the genetic x physical x social environment interaction gives rise to the stories of our lives- we are our stories/experiences
carol
- carol, ontario
5
- because we can share complex ideas.
Bente Halvorsen
- Bente Halvorsen, Norway
5
Speech (whether oral or manual) or speech potential
Jan Cannon
- Jan Cannon, garlandcannon@yahoo.com
5
Darwin - Tree of life
To be human is to seek out the real magic of the world around us.
Jim Mauch
- Jim Mauch, Cudahy, Wisconsin
5
To reason and not to mention, evolve
Randhir
- Randhir, Southampton, UK
5
To believe in forces greater than oneself.
Nicci
- Nicci, Washington, DC
5
we all complex creatures who we think we know everything but we don't...
James
- James, Mesa, AZ
5
to be made in the image of God
Bob
- Bob, North Grenwich, NY
5
Being human means a unique, diverse species
Michael Huang
- Michael Huang, Germantown, MD
5
to be usually at top of the food chain.
brent
- brent, foridia
5
To be human is to have a chin.
Jacob Freedom Germain
- Jacob Freedom Germain, Livermore, CA, USA
5
Capacity to exchange and comprehend complex information via the mediums of language and symbolism.
Brad Mohr
- Brad Mohr, Chimes, Arkansas, USA
5
To be human is to have will and and a mind to do something. We all have favorites and dislikes and none of us are perfect
Meaghan
- Meaghan, United States of America
5