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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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We have an innate drive to follow our intellect, will, and passions.
Holly
- Holly, USA
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I think being human is being able to create wonderful things
Jacob Morris
- Jacob Morris, Brandon,MS
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Reasoning, careing and surviving.
William whittaker
- William whittaker, Palm bay fl. U.S.A
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To be human is to stumble and fall, but always try to get back up again.
Will
- Will, Missouri
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Humans think about who, what, when, where, why, and how we are in existence.
Megan Bergeron
- Megan Bergeron, Astoria, OR
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to be human is to be an to be the most superior animal in exsistence
Leo
- Leo, Australia
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Basic skills: running, jumping. You interact with other humans. I think that it is partly opinion-based: there are so many exceptions.
Sarge
- Sarge, Vermont
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To care deeply about the well being others and be willing to do what ever is necessary to protect and nurture those we care about.
Tom Hunnicutt
- Tom Hunnicutt, Mt. Shasta, California
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Ser humano es aceptar que estamos formados de carne, hueso, mente, corazón, alma y espíritu.
Andrey
- Andrey, México
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it means to be free . to be able to explore to learn important info.
zeleny
- zeleny, merced
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Being human means that we have a very large brain size, and can help improve the world.
Rebecca
- Rebecca, Philadelphia, PA
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Being human includes walking on two feet, being able to use and make tools and, having a consience. Also to know about emotions and empathy.
KALLI
- KALLI, Vermont
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To feel
Peter
- Peter, Lancaster
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Being human means more than any other thing and makes us who we are. We are innovators, and can make anything we want.
Ryan R.
- Ryan R., Fort Collins
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To be human is to learn from your mistakes and to have individualism. Each person is unique in their own way and that means there human.
Ioana
- Ioana , Australia
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To be human is to be curious of all and niothing in the same time
benja
- benja, france
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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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To be human is to be a thread in the tapestry of consciousness.
Stephen
- Stephen , Ireland
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Humans have their own category. Although we share DNA with other living things, we still differ in many ways. We have a soul and a body.
Kira Wackerlin
- Kira Wackerlin, Illinois
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It means to live '
Kaden
- Kaden, grand rapids
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Be a Homo Sapien.
ISS600
- ISS600, Ireland
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Your Blood Type has to be O!
Tony
- Tony, Earth
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We have a moral compass unlike any other species.....or do we?
Shay Koolio
- Shay Koolio, Georgetown
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To be human is different from being a person, being human is based on the shared and differing anatomical characteristics.
AnthroArch
- AnthroArch, Brighton
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The things that make us human are the mental things like how we think and the feelings that we have.
Matthew McAllister
- Matthew McAllister, School Without Walls
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It definitely doesn't mean what this exhibit tries to tell you it means.
John Smith
- John Smith, The moon
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To learn, decide, love, and recreate so our offspring may do the same.
Kayelani
- Kayelani, California
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To be human is to look out for each other. But in our country today the greed of Wall Street prevails. Occupy Wall Street.
Garret Virchick
- Garret Virchick, Boston, MA
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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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It was a place in time.
optimistic. Cat. fractals.
Kail
- Kail , Internet
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Being a human means that we are always adapting, inventing, and innovation in order to fit the world to our way of life.
Jackson K.
- Jackson K., Denver Colorado
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To make historical records for future learning.
jollyroger
- jollyroger, australia
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we don't adapt to the world, we make it adapt to us
Alexander White
- Alexander White, Houston, Texas
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Scientists have struggled for centuries to pinpoint the qualities that separate human beings from the millions
Ansar
- Ansar, Woodburn
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To love one another & what the earth has to offer for us to make the most of our lives while we are alive...
johnny Picht
- johnny Picht, rockville
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To feel and be aware of our own self consciousness
Jesse
- Jesse, Canada
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Being Human means being able to express oneself individually, to strive to better ourselves and our world.
Cody
- Cody, Astoria, Oregon
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To have an open mind towards the word, learn new things everyday, help each other and try to be successful everyday in life.
Javier
- Javier, Portland, OR
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It means that we have been created in the image of God. We are not animals at all. We are as far from it as we can get.
Catherine
- Catherine, Alabama
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We are the first species on this planet intelligent enough to be the cause of our own extinction.
Ron
- Ron, Yukon, Canada
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