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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 life can do it well and with confidence
JFK
- JFK, Selby
0
Gather physical information through the senses and utilize it to adpt to the environment and to alter the environment.
Roger Duronio
- Roger Duronio, New Jersey
0
we commit genocide on those who are not necessarily in direct competition and are aware of and fear death - hence religion.
Daniel
- Daniel, France
1
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
0
to have feelings and be very curios.
ionescu
- ionescu, romania
0
Constant evolution and change.
Jackie
- Jackie, Orlando, FL
5
You don't need to write to be human, many others are human but don't how to read or write
Jasper
- Jasper, California, Los Angeles
5
Growth and learning through exploration
Katrin
- Katrin, Saskatoon
0
To be alive and free to think, act, and experience life.
Hadley
- Hadley, North Carolina
0
to be human, you need to be a speaking,living, cultural being
Mike
- Mike, USA
0
to have a human body with human capacity
Jassir
- Jassir, California
5
Being human is one of the most beautiful and fascinating phenomena. Each timely adaptation led us to being the most advanced species known.
Ariana
- Ariana, Bethesda, MD
0
A 1960 civil rights march for the right to vote.
The potential for awareness of and capacity to change group behaviors that determine adaptability to internal and external environments.
J. Patrick Malone
- J. Patrick Malone, Klamath Falls, Oregon
0
To love, to learn, to pro-create and enjoy all that we are able to see, hear and/or feel.
E. P. Rochat, Jr
- E. P. Rochat, Jr, Exeter, NH
5
i like being a human because you can run walk talk and eat nice food and sleep on a bed and have shelter.
elenoa
- elenoa, mangere, auckland
0
To be rad
sawwg killer
- sawwg killer, your mom
0
To be human means to be able to communicate, have the ability to make tools that are used to affect the environment, and think.
Betsy Dennis
- Betsy Dennis, Washington, DC
5
To Know Who We Are, Explore the world, get lost and find ourselves, lying beneath our soul.
Jasmine V
- Jasmine V, RHS Portland Oregon
1
Asking this very question symbolizes our humanness!
Shalin
- Shalin, Woods Hole, USA and Singapore
5
To care.
Saty
- Saty, Indiana
5
to be part of an amazing speices ,that is quickly growing and advancing at a rapid rate
nicole
- nicole , colorado springs
5
To have everything and want more.
Kira, Age 13
- Kira, Age 13, California
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
We are artists. Whether we tell our story with words, paint or music, we want to understand and to be understood.
Darren Thompson
- Darren Thompson, Westerville, OH
5
It means being able to engage in discourse about what we believe, how we think our world should be, we're political reflective folks.
Margaret
- Margaret, Brooklyn, NY
5
To know. To understand. To share knowledge and accept and challege it all at once, then grow from it.
Marta
- Marta, DC
5
If asking separates us from other life, it is just that - we see it necessary to separate ourselves from all others.
Tony
- Tony, Rocky Face, GA
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
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
To be human it means to evolve to freedom, to emancipate himself from the nature inside of us and consciously create own being.
Vit Ronovsky
- Vit Ronovsky, Czech Republic
5
We think in terms of past, present and future, thus of progress and advancement, that things can be controlled and made better.
Don Leverenz
- Don Leverenz, Arlington, VA
5
To focus on material gains and prominence.
Chaniqua
- Chaniqua, East Jerusalem, Israel
5
Flawed. Destructive. Creative. Self-Aware. Self-Concious. Dumb. Smart. Good. Bad. Self-important and self-demeaning. Lost. Confused
Kelly
- Kelly, Ohio
5
It means that we understand our place in the world.
David
- David, New York, NY
5
Humans are unlike any other known creature because we can cooperate and communicate with each other in complex and diverse ways.
Ben Balden
- Ben Balden, Portland
5
it means that we have a responsibility to preserve our earth's animals and habitats
sanjana
- sanjana, melbourne australia
5
To be self-aware; to be aware of one's impending death; to worship a being greater than self.
Donna
- Donna, Murfreesboro, TN
5
Having the ability to distinguish right from wrong and the freewill to choose between the two.
Ricardo
- Ricardo, Figueroa
5
To be human is to learn from mistakes.
Andrew Mecum
- Andrew Mecum, San Marino, California
5
Monkey in pink with make-up and jewelry on.
to be a self-important monkey, dressed up in clothes that thinks the universe cares about one's personal life/plight.
Anne
- Anne, Baltimore, MD
5