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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 explore macroscopic and microscopic, improve ourselves to the point war no longer exists.
Lee
- Lee, Florida
1
It is the Great feeling of the nature which at last know itself.
Mohamed Abdallah
- Mohamed Abdallah, UK
0
Being human means having the ability to respond to situations in many different ways, by learning from others and thinking of new ideas.
Jonas
- Jonas, Cremorne
0
To have the responsability to protect the planet and to make a more enjoyable life to all
Hector Rubio
- Hector Rubio , Chihuahua, Mexico
0
Being human means to learn and experience reality and think how you can make it one step closer to perfection.
Anonymous
- Anonymous, Anonymous
0
Human is part of the beautiful nature, a animal that can think for others.
jeeyoon
- jeeyoon, Seoul, Korea.
5
to be spiritually physically mentally and emotionally in tune with the universe
charles
- charles, district of columbia
0
to be the most egotistical organism on the planet
Emma
- Emma, OK
5
WE ARE ABLE TO KNOW THAT WE ARE EVOLING LIKE OTHER SPECIES, WE HAVE A PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE AND LIKE OTHERS WE FINALLY EXTINGUISH
NILDA OLIVEROS
- NILDA OLIVEROS, PERU
0
to interact with our environment via the utility of our thumbs.
Gail
- Gail, Alexandria VA
0
to be human is to be the best creature on earth. we have the best of everything on earth.
kermit
- kermit, columbia, sc
0
To understand why out of all of the other species of the world, we were the ones that thrived and became the dominant creatures
Jacob
- Jacob, Ambler, Pennsylvania
5
To be an animal that developed art
Andro
- Andro, Nekić
0
Picture of a 3 year-old creating a work of art
To have the capacity to exercise creativity, enable imagination, and produce something novel that has value
Joe madeira
- Joe madeira, Sheboygan, WI
5
What makes us human is our individuality from everyone else, and out strive to get/be what we want.
jason
- jason, Astoria, Oregon
0
The only animal which thinks about thinking
Karthik
- Karthik , chennai
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
it means to be able to put a mark on the world as a testament of your own existence...
Sayak Chakraborty
- Sayak Chakraborty, Kolkata, India
0
To be human means to be a complex intelligent mammal that uses a large brain and opposable thumbs to create tools to aid in our survival.
Andrew Mahaffie
- Andrew Mahaffie, Washington D.C
0
To be human is to seek a deeper meaning and emotion we do and see no matter how ordinary or complex it may be.
Immy
- Immy, London
0
to have a human body with human capacity
Jassir
- Jassir, California
5
To name God.
Elizabeth Marquardt
- Elizabeth Marquardt, Highland Park IL
5
It means we are able to create things for other generations to see!
Nicholas
- Nicholas, Kansas
5
To be made for communion, to have self- and social awareness to give, to have a moral sense, and to be able imagine the transcendent.
Joshua B
- Joshua B, Maryland
5
To create our own meaning in a meaningless world.
Bill
- Bill, Virginia
5
Being human is to systematically covet everything good and just in our world, but it is also being able to persevere and still find hope.
Nick Simerly
- Nick Simerly, Duck River, Tennessee
5
To be human is to destroy & create, laugh, smile, to stand on 2 legs, to be idiotic, is to be human.
Mi
- Mi, Vancouver, WA, USA
5
...to be aware the times before anyone that you ever knew was alive.
Kathryn w. Kemp
- Kathryn w. Kemp, Jonesboro, GA
5
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
5
God created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him and glorify him
Jon
- Jon, London
5
The meaning of being human is to care for one another and to have the ability to pass on knowledge.
Keelan DeVogt
- Keelan DeVogt, Waterville High
5
being human is to advance whether it is in evolution, knowledge, art, etc.
Noah
- Noah, Arizona
5
Being human means having to think things out and feeling other emotions, whether good or bad.
Kelli
- Kelli, US
5
it means we have the freedom to be our own person
Cassidy
- Cassidy, Waterville Maine
5
my cat
Being human is to believe and have hope for yourself.
Clarissa
- Clarissa, Baton Rouge U.S.A.
5
Humans are beings who have bodies and heartbeats as well as thoughts that are both mental and spiritual.
Kaisa
- Kaisa, Astoria, Oregon
5
I don't know if humans are the only animals that can think about the future, but we're the only ones who can talk about it.
Gerry L
- Gerry L, Beaverton, OR
5
To be created in God's image.
Marie
- Marie, Wyoming
5
Ego. It means that I can explore spirituality and contemplate the meaning of life. I can text this response from my smart phone!
Miranda Evans
- Miranda Evans, LaGrange, Georgia
5
We plant things.
Leslie Angela Rondon
- Leslie Angela Rondon, Falls Church, VA
5