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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 live as Jesus walked
Reuben Rinaldi
- Reuben Rinaldi, Downing town, Pa
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Being human means that you can be free!
Emily
- Emily, Waterville
5
To constantly strive to be the best, yet have the ability to love and understand each other.
Lauren
- Lauren, Oregon
0
Art. Using symbols to convey more complex (infinitely more complex) concepts or meanings. Art, writing, music, what have you.
Clare Follmann
- Clare Follmann, Bronxville
5
to learn from the past, live the present and dream for the future
Emma
- Emma , Mauritius
5
In the broadest of definitions, to share the "same" genetic material that which dictates our very being.
Brian
- Brian, Illinois
5
To be able to think and plan ahead for the future. To not be held back by simple instinct.
Jonathan Zackariah Moore
- Jonathan Zackariah Moore, Emmaus, Pennsylvania
0
to be a human is the greatest thing ever!!!!!!!!
noah nadi 11 years old
- noah nadi 11 years old, foothill ranch CA
0
Of the homo genus. A superior animal due to our mind and conscious which allows us to think.
Manda
- Manda, Australia
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Humans are he transfer vehicle to complete earths long journey ahead, earth was always here and always be
Teddy the Greek
- Teddy the Greek, boston
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To care for each other and the environment for the latter bonds us all.
Leonard C. Yannielli
- Leonard C. Yannielli, lewenhoek@sbcglobal.net
0
Being a human means serving God and no one else.
Jessica
- Jessica, London
1
To be human is. The body is used so the spirit can experience the 5 senses.
justin
- justin, columbus, ga
0
It means you are a member of the current dominant species on this planet.
Brian
- Brian, Parsons
0
To understand, dread, lament, and yet take for granted our own mortality is to be human. No other species can boast such an ability.
Jason Eldredge
- Jason Eldredge, Idaho Falls, ID
5
Humans are the only animal in the world that fear death and can imagine.
Barry Morris
- Barry Morris, Corpus Christi
0
It means that we still share 98% of our genes with chimpanzees. We are not much different than the other species in the animal kingdom.
Curtis
- Curtis, South Carolina
0
To be human is to be in a situation, detect a problem
John
- John, Huntington Beach CALI
0
Being human means that we have the capability to do anything that we want that other primates and animals can't do.
Nicole Han
- Nicole Han, California
0
Stream of consciousness spawns questions about what we are able to observe. The search for answers to those questions is to be Human.
Joe Quinn
- Joe Quinn, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
5
To be human is to require education of the mind. To be human is to be subject to an evolving education.
Felicity Earnshaw
- Felicity Earnshaw, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, Canada
5
To be able to contemplate the reality of our existance and express a vision for our future.
Robert Byrch
- Robert Byrch, Tampa
5
to be human is to wander to travel, to always wonder what is just over the horizon.
stanley chin
- stanley chin, falls church, va
5
The capability to foresee consequences yet lacking ability to stop
Lisa MacIntyre
- Lisa MacIntyre, Jacksonville, Florida
5
The ability to make sauce. No other animal can change it's environment just to make things superficially, but actually, better.
M. Frenkel
- M. Frenkel, Virginia
5
To learn from you mistakes, accept your mistake & take tons of risks.
Gaby Benavides
- Gaby Benavides, Virginia
5
it means that I am created in the image of God, and it is my place to serve and love Him.
Mary Greig
- Mary Greig, painesville, ohio
5
Being aware of the fact that you don't know everything, but that it is possible to know more than you do now.
Simon
- Simon, England
5
To be human is to live life, make mistakes, and to gain knowledge and understanding through those mistakes. To be human we must grow.
Jeremy Koch
- Jeremy Koch, Tampa, Florida
5
Human is a creation of nature can have the control over other lives and matter.
Kamal
- Kamal, Nepal
5
the ability to answer and fuel our curiosity.
colby grace
- colby grace, northport, ny
5
To be human is to learn from mistakes.
Andrew Mecum
- Andrew Mecum, San Marino, California
5
To seek the truth.
Luke
- Luke, NY
5
It means that we understand our place in the world.
David
- David, New York, NY
5
To understand that you ARE. And a relative of everyone around you and around the world. And to treat that family accordingly.
l.a. hulsey
- l.a. hulsey, wickenburg,az
5
Humanity means a constant search for improvement. Animals are content as is. We seek to better our flaws.
Shannon Kelley
- Shannon Kelley, Fairmont, West Virginia
5
it means that we have a responsibility to preserve our earth's animals and habitats
sanjana
- sanjana, melbourne australia
5
Being human means being self aware, feeling emotional pain, and the drive to do more with life then just live.
Storm Cartee
- Storm Cartee, Washington Court House, OH
5
A tiny kitten with a frog hat in which the cute kitten's face is the mouth of the frog.
To laugh and enjoy humor.
Michael Valdivielso
- Michael Valdivielso, Alexandria, VA, USA
5
have a set of DNA that leads to our physical form with the unexpected result that we ask questions like this
deborah
- deborah, damascus, md
5