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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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human are mammal that change and tranfrom into baby to a teen to adult
gianni
- gianni, new york
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To be human is to only wonder but Advancements, life, love, and joy, and the spirit are what make us so.
ben
- ben, tennesse
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Share memes
Jose
- Jose, Houston
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To think logically.
Mason
- Mason, California
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They have the ability to pass information down through generations and are able to communicate through both language and symbolic language.
Grace
- Grace , Middle School
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Soldier happy after seeing his kid
I think the most important thing that distinguishes humans from other species on Earth is our ability to have emotions and express them.
Asha Pappajohn
- Asha Pappajohn, Washington, DC
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to love, to share, to express ourselves, to be curious, and to wonder the exact question: what DOES it mean to be human?
Rachel
- Rachel, california
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To be able to reflect on what you know and feel
George McCarthy
- George McCarthy, Austin, Texas
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it means a matter of nature that animals dont have and we do
Tay
- Tay, ohio
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consciousness and the ability to question "creativity" and the unusual desire to control nature, instead of live with it.
anthony Krajci
- anthony Krajci, horsham Pa
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To be able to remember the past and to imagine the future.
Adriana Calejo
- Adriana Calejo, Miami, FL
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To use critical thinking skills.
Tracy
- Tracy, Ohio
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To commit mistakes.
Jose
- Jose, Compton
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to be spiritually physically mentally and emotionally in tune with the universe
charles
- charles, district of columbia
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Being human means having worries, hopes, fears, and the capacity to fulfill these.
BOB
- BOB , Houston, TX
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the ability to take care of oneself and to be able to take care of the living things (inculdes enviroment) around them
vanessa
- vanessa, Hawaii
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Humans communicate by complex language, thoughts and being creative. We celebrate different cultures, beliefs and customs.
Maheshi Gammanpila
- Maheshi Gammanpila, Los Angeles
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To be sentient of your surroundings. Also, to be rational.
Kara
- Kara, Colorado
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to have warm blood, skin over shell, hair over fur, two legs over four, an intelligent brain over just instinct.
Norma
- Norma, Texas
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To live in a self-constructed world of symbols and concepts. To touch "reality" only occasionally
Rich
- Rich, Columbus, Ohio
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We are nothing as a whole if we cannot find the goodness in eachother.
Tiana Constance
- Tiana Constance, Australia
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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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We work together to prevent disasters, and to help victims when we don't succeed.
Wes
- Wes, Atlanta
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To be human is to have the most intelligent brain out of the animal kingdom.
Kyle
- Kyle, Kalin
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eapons to kill or usingmodern age computers     Picture represents evolving human making sense of its needs with passage of time whether it be standing upright, using sharp w
Being human is to constantly evolve and make sense of world around us in order to better his chances of survival.
Sadiq Shiakh
- Sadiq Shiakh, Hamilton Ontario Canada
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It means that we have been made higher than the animals, given breath and special abilities to thrive.
Leah
- Leah, NC
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To experience the impossibles.
Marie C
- Marie C, Portland - RHS
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A semi-hairless primate with just enough theory of mind to feel guilty about being an animal...
Jonathan
- Jonathan , Asheville, NC
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medicine wheel secret garden
To Wonder, Play, Learn, Know, Sing, Dance, Wander, Love, Be Silent, Revere, Weep, Un-Know, Grow, Die, Grow, Wonder...
Michael
- Michael, Blue Ridge Highlands, VA
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To be self-aware of your own existence
Anonymous
- Anonymous, B.C
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Humans evolved so that one day we can learn the truth revealed by the present.
Towlie
- Towlie, Alaska
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To be human means that you have intelligence, conscious an feelings to rule the earth and all the living creatures with respect.
Yota
- Yota, Greece
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Spirituality separates us from other animals.Maybe the first concept of the bible,of knowing right from wrong.
Michael Shannon
- Michael Shannon, Chesterfield ,S.C
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A non-mutually exclusive experience of life.
David
- David, New York
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To be human is to have memories of stories from the past.
Gracie FLood
- Gracie FLood, Emmaus, PA, USA
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It means that although we are individuals, we all came from the same factory.
Mary
- Mary, New York
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art in motion
we are a visitor here to respect & enjoy the evolution of life . . .
debe
- debe, santa fe, nm
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To know that we are ordinary beings
Hillel
- Hillel, Philippines
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Diversifying natural evolution with environment to pro-create which prolongs chances to stages beyond spirituality and intelligence.
L. Ming Zhi
- L. Ming Zhi, Kuala lumpur
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To Be Human Means To Have More Than Just Thoughts Of Wonder But Also Thoughts Of Fear And To Not Know Whats Going To Happen Next
Jack Clarkson
- Jack Clarkson, Palm Beach,QLD
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