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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.

Responses limited to 140 characters. Name and location are required. Image is optional.

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being human means going to school and learn about what is it to be human
Parul
- Parul, Bangalore , India
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To be Human is to endure, adapt, and survive
Uriel Todd
- Uriel Todd, Denton, Texas
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A human is someone who isn't perfect. Someone who is a anything or anyone they want to be. A human is always different.
Bailey
- Bailey , Raleigh,NC
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Highest level of consciousness of any organism on Earth & the ability to change our environment to suit our needs and support our misdeeds
Noel Curry
- Noel Curry, Tokyo Japan
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To be different from one another, and to care for animals and humans.
Justin, Micheal
- Justin, Micheal, Astoria Or
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what it means to be human is to experience, understand and explore
human
- human, Earth
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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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to be loving, caring, mindful to our planet and all its occupants.
Lupita M-S.
- Lupita M-S., Colorado
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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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If you are living then you exist. If you are not living then you do not exist. If you do not exist you are nothing.
Kay
- Kay, Texas, USA
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It means to be part of a family, found on Planet Earth, we have relatives too but they live very far away, living in their own home too.
Rafael
- Rafael, Mexico
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being human is to advance whether it is in evolution, knowledge, art, etc.
Noah
- Noah, Arizona
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Being human means making mistakes...and learning from them.
Brian Estarella
- Brian Estarella, Lancaster california
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Being a human means you're only able to do limited things. You have hands and you're able to walk.
Mary
- Mary, OR
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To wonder.
Rakan AlMasoudi
- Rakan AlMasoudi, Saudi Arabia
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To be human is to be able to use your five sences, to use more advanced technology/tools, and to be smart to your abilities
aylin
- aylin, massachussetts (USA)
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To contribute to our world and to the lives of others in a helpful way, and making decisions as to how to accomplish that task.
Zach
- Zach, Green Hill Zone, Mobius
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Human means to be a marvelous and incredible creation by God. Humans have an eternal soul. Read the Bible, God will reveal truth to you.
Nancy Brunnemer
- Nancy Brunnemer, Colorado
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Being human means that we are a highly specialized and evolved being capable of sharing culture through language.
Maddie
- Maddie, Austin, TX
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Biologically; to be human is to have a high ratio of brain to body size, a brain that is highly complex, and to be obligating bipedal.
Ashley
- Ashley, Canada
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To learn how to excel at everything - including the ability to question and find answers to why we are who we are
chuck
- chuck, california
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To believe
Walker
- Walker, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Being human means to be responsible for the whole world because of deeper insight.
Peer
- Peer, Germany
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To be human is to be either the apex of the cosmos or the apex of God's creation.
Ryan
- Ryan, Pennsylvania
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I think that what it means to be human is having the ability to choose your own path in life and expressing yourself through feelings.
Kendra Lowe
- Kendra Lowe, Washington, D.C
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Existing. Being.
Jayden Reece
- Jayden Reece, AU
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to have compassion for strangers
therese
- therese, washington state
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To be human means to evolve and become a better society. We keep evolving and making changes.
Josh
- Josh, California
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We create our own environment and we destroy our own environment.
Annette
- Annette, West Virginia
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to compound information from one generation to the next plus the ability to observe oneself
Jesse
- Jesse, Pensacola
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To be human is being different and smarter than any animal. The ability to change or create something in the environment.
Alexis
- Alexis, springfield
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to be human means to make good or bad decisions on your own based on you perspective of the situation.
rhiannon
- rhiannon , pheonix arizona
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To condense profound thoughts into a maximum of 140 characters is becoming a key facet of being human.
TwitterAddict
- TwitterAddict, Lost in Thought
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To have capacity for empathy with members of our own species, and with all species with whom we share this planet.
Katherine Munson
- Katherine Munson, Berlin, MD
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We care about things more than survival.
Yan
- Yan, S.Pasadena, CA
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We ask the question, why?
E
- E, San pedro
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It mean to be thankful for all the things you get from your parents. You can be able to grab things and hold things.
freddy
- freddy, woodburn
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To understand that we are created to fulfill a purpose on this earth and not just put here to exisist for our own agendas.
tm
- tm, NC
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To care, to wonder, to seek.
Olivia Groshong
- Olivia Groshong, Los Angeles Ca
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It means nothing. Even a human raised by wolves, with little conception of emotion or self-awareness is still human
Alex Ultahan
- Alex Ultahan, London
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