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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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the ability to answer and fuel our curiosity.
colby grace
- colby grace, northport, ny
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To ask this question. We are the only animals that wonder, not just feel.
Dirk Mulligan
- Dirk Mulligan, Kentucky
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It means to do what your Creator want from you to do.
Abbas
- Abbas, Pakistan
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To be human means you can love on Valentine's Day!
Kit Kat
- Kit Kat, Mira Mesa
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to ask questions, to learn, to be confused and to be amazed at the wonders of earth
ISARIAH CURTIS
- ISARIAH CURTIS, albuquerque
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A human being looks like you; has some of the same features as you; has something in common with you.
Marina Mitchell
- Marina Mitchell, Roosevelt High School Portland Oregon
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Humanity
To share 100% genes with other "human" beings; and human its a name someone gave to our equals... it's just a way to experience life.
Joana Arari
- Joana Arari, Brasília - Brasil
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To be human is to be no different than any other life on this planet...and know it.
sean
- sean, nm
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Humans can create experience as we breathe, love,laugh, cry, sigh, dream, scheme, live, work, die, and make the universe a better place.
Jan Hersh
- Jan Hersh, Danville, CA
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It means being conscious of being so, and yet not knowing exactly what does it mean, unless you decide that meaning. (which for me, is love)
Jesus
- Jesus, Peru
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To do exactly we we're doing now - thinking about it and seeking answers to why we are.
Maggie
- Maggie, Australia
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You do not have to be perfect
Hannah
- Hannah, Canada
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This exhibit showed me how the how human brains got bigger, and evolved to store more information and adapt to changes in our environment.
Olivia Baron
- Olivia Baron, Springfield, Missouri
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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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We care about things more than survival.
Yan
- Yan, S.Pasadena, CA
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To be able to logically reason through problems we encounter on a day basis.
Chris
- Chris, Missouri
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Being human means to be made in God's image not that of animals, and that we have the opportunity to see Him one day
Josh Clark
- Josh Clark, Asheville, North Carolina
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To have the capacity for both knowing truth and what is right, but also the capacity for being extremely cruel and destructive and ignorant.
Isaac
- Isaac, Seattle, USA
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To be both intrigued and afraid of the unknown, and also to feel the desire pursue it.
Aidan
- Aidan, NY
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There is a lectotype for Homo sapiens, see the International Commission for Zoological Nomenclature website. It's Carl Linneaus.
Dave
- Dave, London
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To be human is to be capable of genius and madness, to be aware of the past and to imagine the future.
physicsdude
- physicsdude, Austin, TX
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To be able to consciously think and act the way we do.
Andy
- Andy, Green Bay, WI
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mean we can think , make sth, we are wonderful about every thing that is good perfect
samaneh
- samaneh, Iranian
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to become what we are
alan lavalle
- alan lavalle, glenview
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To have the responsability to protect the planet and to make a more enjoyable life to all
Hector Rubio
- Hector Rubio , Chihuahua, Mexico
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we have an education that will take us through the right paths and get good things out of it.
monica
- monica, roosevelt high school portland OR
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To be human is to live in solidarity with others and to change the world via creating culture (material and immaterial).
JAVIER BRAVO
- JAVIER BRAVO, MEXICO
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To develop, maintain and grow relationships which sustain our body mind and spirit.
terri
- terri, glen allen, va
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To imagine scenarios outside of our experience and act to make them reality.
Ryan
- Ryan, Virginia
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Being human means we have beliefs, customs, and can express our thoughts and emotions through language. We have advanced in tools.
Hannah
- Hannah, California
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equality
To be Human is to have no limits and the potential to do anything, because of this we have good history and the hope of a great future.
Eldon Dahlin
- Eldon Dahlin, Oakland CA
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To be human is to posses a great mixture of reason and emotions.
Mikha
- Mikha , Miami, Az
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To have a written language and the ability to communicate through words and symbols. To be tame yet animalistic when necessary.
Alva Peguero
- Alva Peguero, San Diego, CA
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To be human means you can love on Valentine's Day!
Kit Kat
- Kit Kat, Mira Mesa
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To have the intelligence mixed with curiosity to destroy the need for religions.
Jordan Allen
- Jordan Allen, Lawrenceville, PA
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To be human means to communicate, risk everything to survive, create new tools and relationships, as well as overcome the Earth.
AHALRL
- AHALRL, MIDDLE SCHOOL OF PLAINVILLE, PLAINVILLE, CT
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We are self perpetuating patterns of matter that have emerged from the chaos of the universe. Tiny whirlpools in a great sea.
Keith Bessette
- Keith Bessette, Belchertown, MA
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To be human, is to believe that there is a Creator of the Universe Whom bring out something from nothing.
Azrin Afandi
- Azrin Afandi, Singapore
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To have the genetic code of a Homo sapiens.
Kieran Kasprzyk
- Kieran Kasprzyk, Chicago
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To be human is the ability to reason and be reasoned with.
Babatunji
- Babatunji, Nigeria
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