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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 a human means having thoughts and feelings that no one else can fathom understanding. And exploring the vast uncertainty.
Izzy
- Izzy , Golden High School
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To love cats
Olive
- Olive, Waunakee,WI
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It is the Great feeling of the nature which at last know itself.
Mohamed Abdallah
- Mohamed Abdallah, UK
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To be able to think individually. So this question will never be truly answered.
Tessa Danielle Smith
- Tessa Danielle Smith, Gainesville Florida, United States Of America
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Humans are unique and curious creatures with complex emotions and natural problem solvers.
Karla
- Karla, Astora, OR
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Nice.
In the land of Gielinor the god Guthix created humans, to defeat Zamorak and Saradomin Never Forget the words left by Guthix, Buying Gf.
Zezima
- Zezima, Lumbridge
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we have the ability to create new technologies and innovative tools to make life easier
Jennifer Grimes
- Jennifer Grimes, Miami, FL
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I think it means we can use our own language and use our own development of tools and or invention
shayne
- shayne, waterville maine
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To be spiritually uncorrect!!!
Mikicen61
- Mikicen61, Italy
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to use money.
Kelly
- Kelly , New York
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It means you are a member of the current dominant species on this planet.
Brian
- Brian, Parsons
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Being human is having a mind, will, and emotions. No other form of life has all of those.
Kalah
- Kalah, SC
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To aspire toward a goal in life.
Troi
- Troi, Los Angeles, CA
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To be Human is to be simple and complex. It is to be understanding and compassionate. A tool for Love. An extension of the Universe.
Lumen
- Lumen, Tampa, FL
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Being human means having the ability to ask objective questions about life, the world, and the wider aspects of reality.
Ben
- Ben, Birmingham
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To be a human is to be able to realize that we are not perfect, make mistakes, but at the end learn from those mistakes and not repeat it
Jeny
- Jeny, Torrance, CA
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DNA.. Nothing more
Christopher Sanders
- Christopher Sanders, Dallas
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Part of what it means to be human is how we became human. Over a long period of time, as early humans adapted to a changing world.
dom lozano
- dom lozano, illionis
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Being Human means that you are the most complex species on Earth. You walk on two legs and communicate with others. Being human is awesome!
Ava Straccia
- Ava Straccia, MA
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to have swag
Peter C
- Peter C, Chicago
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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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It means that we have the ability to create and cherish the arts, our environment, different species, and each other. Please do so often.
Michael Hollman
- Michael Hollman, Oakland, CA
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To be a concisous animal, understanding its ability to reason and rationalze.
shawn
- shawn, toledo, oh
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To be human to need to have good banter
Catherine Vincent
- Catherine Vincent, U.K.
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To be human, we have the ability to adapt, learn and have more mistakes than correct answers.
Joshua. K
- Joshua. K, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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it means you can talk,walk and search food for your survival.it means you can think.
areeba
- areeba , ksa
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To be curious and to have the ability to learn
Pedro Alejandro Matta
- Pedro Alejandro Matta, Santiago, Chile
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It is a bounty of characteristics with a mind which can infinitely follow actions of any kind and wrap itself in amazing or melancholy skin.
David Brault
- David Brault, New York
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It means that we understand we have evolved over time like any other animal. That there was no instantaneous creation of a human.
Bill W.
- Bill W., Frederick, MD
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Being human means developing complex cultures, religion, and being bipedal which gives room for a complex brain structure.
Kristopher Krohn
- Kristopher Krohn, Mesa, Arizona
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To be human is. The body is used so the spirit can experience the 5 senses.
justin
- justin, columbus, ga
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To just be you and enjoy life
matthew
- matthew, Astoria, OR
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The human is the thing that God 's creature. To be a human is a member of the society to live in together.
Jenny
- Jenny, Greenville,SC
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being human is being original, being different not every human thinks the same or even looks exactly the same.
david g
- david g, portland
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Being human is having the ability to form complex thoughts that create the meaningful out of the meaningless. It's a path-dependent process!
Abraham Gutierrez
- Abraham Gutierrez, Ontario, CA
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To me truly it is to learn. To gain knowledge by struggle, feeling, making mistakes and discovering or maybe by instruction.
Henry Shand
- Henry Shand, Australia
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To step outside of our own humanity and evaluate it.
Adam
- Adam, Connecticut
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It means not being perfect, we can use our intelligence for good or bad. To have a sense in life and how to work it means to be human.
Diana Cruz
- Diana Cruz, Fort Collins, Co
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Humans are defined by their inquisitiveness to determine their origin.
Hope C. Ostrander
- Hope C. Ostrander, Cortland University, NY
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