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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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being human is all about control. As humans we created society in an attempt to control each other.
Stephen Matzick
- Stephen Matzick, Miles city, Mt
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To be human is to have feelings such as being happy or sad and also to find out what it means to be a human as you live your life
noemi healy
- noemi healy, washington, dc
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Being Human is something special & I am overcome with joy knowing that I had a chance to be here, to see it & to feel it with my heart!
JT Fulkerson
- JT Fulkerson, Dallas, Georgia
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My definition of human is to try out and discovor whats on the outside world.
Terrell
- Terrell, Massachusettes
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the ability to reason
randy
- randy, ca.
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I think to be human means that you can judge people.
Alexis
- Alexis, Fort Collins
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To know select, prepare and make the food day by day and share that knowledge to next generation
José António Madruga Carvalho
- José António Madruga Carvalho, Portugal
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to be human it means to be able to make mistakes and learn from them, to be human it means to shape the world
Gabyy
- Gabyy, science class period 5, SLO
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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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Human means feel. Feel means compassion. Compassion means accept. Accept means understand. Understand means control. Control leads to chaos.
Kyle
- Kyle, California
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Being human means to know God in a personal way and having a personal walk with Him. We should do our best in this world to please Him.
Adam
- Adam, Woodbridge, VA
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To be human is to be at the forefront of the complex and exciting search for the answers to the question of biological origins.
Jason Hairston
- Jason Hairston , Roanoke, VA
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Being human is being created in the image of God for the purpose of glorifying God. Having relationship with Him is the measure of humanity.
Ken Chalupnik
- Ken Chalupnik, United States of America
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Humanness is a trait that comes with a great deal of imputed responsibility. To be human is to be created in the image of the Creator.
Apologetics
- Apologetics , Greenville
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To be human means to make friends, have a family, to live our lives just like any other living animal on Earth.
Annie
- Annie, Massachusetts
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It means no more or no less than being the dominant species at this moment in time.
Mike
- Mike, Baton rouge
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To communicate, be spiritual,experience a full range of emotions.Create a life beyond basic survival with unlimited possibilities.
Ann P.
- Ann P., Greensboro, North Carolina
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To be annoyed with chores.
Didi
- Didi, Washington, DC
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To have the duty to glorify the God through worship. To trust IN HIM; rather than to trust in man's fallible, unproven theories.
Josiah
- Josiah, USA
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it means having to wake up at 6:00 to go to a job or school and to work your life away. -No I won't freaking fix it
bob the builder
- bob the builder, you know(;
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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 have imagination, a sense of humour and be able to lie. But most importantly, to take care of eachother.
Lena Holst
- Lena Holst, Göteborg, Sweden
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In my perspective I think its the only species that has written language and better communication.
Arne Basden
- Arne Basden, Bahamas
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It means that we understand our place in the world.
David
- David, New York, NY
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To be human is the capacity of create philosophical theories and not to be able to follow them.
Ema Berta
- Ema Berta, Portugal
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Being Human is having a will of your own and being independent.Its not a matter of how we look but how we conduct ourselves.
Miera Jefferson
- Miera Jefferson, Laurel, MD
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Being human is to love and be loved. It is the ability to feel compassion for all living things and to act in their best interest.
Jan Aubrey
- Jan Aubrey, Milwaukee
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To be most moronic and irresponsible creature that exhausts all the resources with Extreme arrogance.
NobleSpirit
- NobleSpirit, Singapore
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To be human means to be made in the image of God.
Rachel
- Rachel, South Carolina
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To be able to make your own decisions and make decisions that aren't primarily based on survival.
Adam
- Adam, Loughborough
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Well it can mean anything you want it to. Human It dozen't mean anything because "meaning" is wholly subjective.
Roger
- Roger, Montana
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It means to loving and be caring for each other
DJ
- DJ, Philadelphia
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it means that we have a responsibility to preserve our earth's animals and habitats
sanjana
- sanjana, melbourne australia
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To seek the truth and to try to skeptically verify it.and the perfect way to do it is by to use science.
Mourad
- Mourad, Morocco
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There are many ways to be human. Their stone tools help us build cities, and communities.
Isaiah
- Isaiah, Arizona
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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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Being human means to be able to constantly evolve, think, speak, and experience emotions.
Kathryn M.
- Kathryn M., South Carolina
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humans are able to: walk on to legs, have a soul, make challenging/complex/hard decisions, emotions,learn,grow,adapt,empathy, creativity.
Sam
- Sam, Vermont
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To be human is to be full of life.
Nayma
- Nayma, Inglewood
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