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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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This question is complicated.....all of the answers on this page are adjectives describing the human experience.....being human ....
Dax
- Dax, York pa
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Being human is simply being able to see your past, present, and future and aspiring to do it.
Becca
- Becca, Oregon
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To be human is to be curious and innovative. To be human is to make the most of your surroundings and resources.
Vishal
- Vishal, Oregon
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A human is truly human when he follows God
yousap
- yousap, yousap
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Being human means that we are a highly specialized and evolved being capable of sharing culture through language.
Maddie
- Maddie, Austin, TX
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To have "me" or "I" reside deeply inside me. Sentience. To see the world through another's inner eye. Empathy.
Clive van der Spuy
- Clive van der Spuy, Johannesburg
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Having a highly developed brain, the capability to use it effectively, and our infinitely unique thought process make us human.
Athena Cooke
- Athena Cooke, Lehigh Acres, FL
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Being human means to feel every emotion, especially deeper than any animal ever could. We're all different, and that's what makes us human.
Ruby
- Ruby, Woodburn, OR
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The part of a system regular to all bio in the globe
Parbat
- Parbat, Nepal
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To be human is to live life to the best you can . By being truthful, honest, and with compasion to others .
Jerome Canniff
- Jerome Canniff, pa.
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To be a human means living life, having fun, and to be able to love.
Desmond W.
- Desmond W., Virginia
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Being human means to be responsible for the whole world because of deeper insight.
Peer
- Peer, Germany
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Is to love and forgive.
Mike Cayot
- Mike Cayot, Unknown
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having a chin and a forehead.
Jasmine
- Jasmine, New York
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Being curious about the universe, our creator and how we are formed billion years ago.
Curiosity
- Curiosity , Milky Way
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We have a brain that has a million gigs of memory. We also the ability of Adaptation we adapt to the environment.
Alex Murphy
- Alex Murphy, High Tech LA
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I've got an unpopular (howbeit true) answer: to be human is to be made in the image of God.
Beth
- Beth, San Francisco, CA
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The ability to decide whether or not compassion is in my best interests.
Slammy
- Slammy, Falls Church, VA
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We are but one of many known and unknown species. Created from an ongoing process enabled by earth's position relative to our star sun.
JW
- JW, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Being human means having compassion, curiosity, and conscience.
Caroline Tingley
- Caroline Tingley, Florida
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Living life to the fullest.
@pohsitive on Instagram
- @pohsitive on Instagram , USA
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To be human is to be conscious, to be aware, and to make use of both. Being human is to be custodian/protector of our surroundings.
Lyn Meinwen
- Lyn Meinwen, Earth
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To be human means not only to survive, but also to protect other life by our evolved abilities.
Nieland
- Nieland, Netherlands
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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 being complex. We walk upright, think creatively, & communicate together. This process has been gradual & continues.
SFJMVAKM
- SFJMVAKM, MIDDLE SCHOOL OF PLAINVILLE, PLAINVILLE, CT
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Growth and learning through exploration
Katrin
- Katrin, Saskatoon
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I think that being human means that you have a voice, a voice that can be heard.
Caitlin
- Caitlin, United States
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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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To be able to use symbolic language. It also means having apposable thumbs and to have the power to migrate.
Nicholas Derosby
- Nicholas Derosby, Waterville, ME
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Think beyond survival.
Andrew Rava
- Andrew Rava, Your mothers bed
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LISTENS TO LIMP BIZKIT ONCE
Freed Durrt
- Freed Durrt, Skeatrle
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To kill for political rather than survival reasons. What have we become?
John
- John, St. Louis
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No clue
John
- John, Lol
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To be human is to live, to learn and to care, expressing ourselves and searching for truth
Carlos Costa Cox
- Carlos Costa Cox, Brazil
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Being human means we remember our grandparents and earlier ancestors. As humans we have the ability to write poetry and equations.
Michael
- Michael, richville
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...We are a feeling...an awareness encased here...
Don Juan
- Don Juan, Sonora
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To be human is to learn from mistakes.
Andrew Mecum
- Andrew Mecum, San Marino, California
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To walk on two feet, be able to teach ohers, be able to give your opinion, and to have a personal opinion and be able to tell it to others.
Nicole
- Nicole, Middle school
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to not be liberal
the legend 27
- the legend 27, CA
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Being human in mortality means to be able to become like our Father in Heaven.
Jennifer
- Jennifer, Texas
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