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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 self-aware of your own existence
Anonymous
- Anonymous, B.C
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To be human, is to have the genetic make up of generations now passed, a build up of information through one's ancestors.
Didimus
- Didimus, Germantown, MD
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To be curious and to do something about that curiosity - essentially to keep asking "why?"
Katie
- Katie, London
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To be able to predict the future on the base of past experience
Carlo Laudanna
- Carlo Laudanna, Verona (37029), Italy, EU
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To be human, means that you are able to use all of your specials chracteristics wherever and whenever you want.
Alex
- Alex , Massachussetts
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Being human means being aware that you belong to the only species that has lost it's freedom
Michael Apps
- Michael Apps, Ramsgate U.K
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Humans can evaluate a situation, weight the pros and cons to make a decision rather than immediately act on pure instinct.
Christina
- Christina, Turnersville, NJ
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to be made in the image of God
Bob
- Bob, North Grenwich, NY
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near the end of a long line
Denis
- Denis, floreda
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To create, to love, to empathize, to aide, to build, to dream, to be loved, to see, to know and just to be.
Betsy
- Betsy, Canada
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I don't know but surely the last human being (on Earth?) will provide a definitive answer.
W.
- W., Turin, ITALY
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Being human means having the ability to respond to situations in many different ways, by learning from others and thinking of new ideas.
Jonas
- Jonas, Cremorne
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Being human means understanding that we do not control the world. The Earth controls us.
Michael
- Michael, Omaha, NE
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To treat all life on earth with respect so that our children also can enjoy the beauty of this fantastic planet.
Wim Hohage
- Wim Hohage, the Netherlands
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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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a higher organism
Fran
- Fran, Cleveland
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To be human is to wonder about our own being, never losing sight of the mystery of our own existence, continually willing to be the seekers.
Eric Lomas
- Eric Lomas, Omaha, NE
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Having a choice about how we behave, how we experience and shape our environment, and how we treat others, human or otherwise.
Valerie Storer
- Valerie Storer, Lake Worth, FL
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To be human is to be greatly overwhelmed by millions of conflicting or confusing emotions at once and to figure out how to handle them.
Emma
- Emma , California
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Humans are social we are capable of love, hope, and sympathy. And thats what keeps us alive, the ability to stay together through emotions.
Nora
- Nora, Portland, OR
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By nature w are created in God's image, this is evidenced by that we are rational free beings unlike all other animals in the world
Mike McKinstry
- Mike McKinstry, England
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To overcome struggles, to explore new lands, and to find our place in this world.
Hannah Voorhees
- Hannah Voorhees, Durham, North Carolina
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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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i think, therefore i am.
Andy
- Andy, Denmark
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To be human means that we are far more SUPERIOR then all other animals!!!
JAmEl McKiNnEy
- JAmEl McKiNnEy, Washington, DC
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To seek answers without asking the right questions..
Ilkhan Ozsevim
- Ilkhan Ozsevim, London, England
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We are the only species that is able to destroy, repair and construct any other species and or its habitat.
Morgan
- Morgan, Astoria OR
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To have consciousness.
Joaquin
- Joaquin, San Luis Potosi, México
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Being an image bearer of God, created to glorify him.
Aaron Gillingham
- Aaron Gillingham, Bju
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The weak DID inherit the earth. Humans have no natural defenses, no claws or sharp teeth, yet we rule over all that we survey.
Richard m Rossi II
- Richard m Rossi II, Providence, RI
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To live, to feel, to love, to give, and connect with a Higher Power.
Rose
- Rose, Ohio
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to make mistakes and learn from them to make friends to have beliefs
Jonathan Diessel
- Jonathan Diessel, JOHANNESBURG
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To be human is to question what it means to be human.
Joel Ward
- Joel Ward, Galesburg, IL
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bipedal primates with the ability to seek their own place in the cosmos
Emiliano
- Emiliano, São Paulo, Brazil
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The ability to decide to control our emotions and reactions to stimulus or let them control us.
Bruce
- Bruce, Shenandoah Valley, VA
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being human means to be able to think of complicated ideas and to be able to walk up right for long periods of time.
Danielle
- Danielle, Windermere, FL
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To be human is to be able to adapt to the world and to be able to use our large brains to share ideas.
Khoa
- Khoa, Torrance
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To be human is to try and find the answer to being human.
Josue Santos
- Josue Santos, Houston
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To have certain characteristics that no other primate shows.
Bernard Niesen
- Bernard Niesen, Los Angeles, California
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To be human is to be imperfect Its impossible to always be right as no one has the same definition of whats right Your right could be wrong
Nathan Yow
- Nathan Yow, Victoria, Australia
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