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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 think
ahmef
- ahmef, uae
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To be human is to know right and wrong, to bend the environment to our needs for tools, and to feel emotions.
Autumn
- Autumn, Belleville East High School
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Human brains use 20% of our energy. They also give us the ability to do almost every other human characteristic. Our minds make us human.
AnnaBeth Graves
- AnnaBeth Graves, Washington D.C
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To be human is to be complex, beautiful, ecstatic, sad, and hopeful all at once.
bobbie Coverman
- bobbie Coverman, Austin, Texas
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The ability to control and adapt to our environment including emotional ties, familial ties and environemental ties
M bailey
- M bailey , Los Angeles Ca
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We all came from ancestors but thru out time we have developed diferences in our DNA, yet we are all still so much a like.
Cielo
- Cielo, Woodburn, OR
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Of belonging to a homo sapeins
abiodun emmanuel
- abiodun emmanuel , lagos
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To share the experience of humanity and everything human. We all walk this earth as part of Gods creation and part of our Father in Heaven
Ed
- Ed, Peoria, IL
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We are human to discover and use those discoveries to make us so much smarter and develop new life skills.
Yarden Sasson
- Yarden Sasson, High Tech Los Angles
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To have human intellect.
Ralph
- Ralph, Indiana
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To care.
Saty
- Saty, Indiana
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To Think (sapiens), Perchance to dream. To Question. To Strive. To Learn. To Love . To Believe.
Nancy
- Nancy, Kingston Ontario Canada
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to me, to be human is to be smart and new.
alexandria
- alexandria, portland, or/ roosevelt high school
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Being human means a unique, diverse species
Michael Huang
- Michael Huang, Germantown, MD
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Being human is the moment the earliest hominid became conscious of our ownselves as a living being.
Roberto Oliver
- Roberto Oliver, Canada
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A stunning fossil of a meme
to appreciate the spiciest memes
Rilie
- Rilie, Boston
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To be created with a soul, will, body, and personality above all other nature.
Josh
- Josh, New Hampshire
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To create, to share, to pray to The Lord and to die, to be judge for what we've done and to make better future
Karina
- Karina, Indonesia
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The human is the thing that God 's creature. To be a human is a member of the society to live in together.
Jenny
- Jenny, Greenville,SC
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Its to be grateful for what we have and fortunately we evolved right in order for us to succeed and survive throughout life!
Leslie
- Leslie, Chicago
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Caretakers of our own species as well as ALL other species. Let's not forget the Earth too.
Triste
- Triste, SG
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The universe understanding itself.
kasey
- kasey, Erin, TN
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To be made in the image of God and loved unconditionally
Eric
- Eric, Metz, France
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human-an interactive life form that has five senses and the ability to communicate, use technology, and think.
Dominic
- Dominic, massachusetts
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Being a human is to have a living life and to follow the rules and laws of being a human like law and orders. Humans are a type of species.
Lisa Askew
- Lisa Askew, Sacred Heart College
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Humans are complicated organisms who start life playing, who work a lifetime struggling to end their life at play.
Cynthia Cote
- Cynthia Cote, Montreal, Canada
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I think to be human is: to think, to belong, to share, to be part of, to love, to be loved, to be shy, to be bold, to be selfish.
James Zaworski
- James Zaworski, Shenzhen, China
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IIt means having logic and reasoning. That is was truly seperates us
Jedi
- Jedi, Hoth
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To be human means to overcome the challenges in life, achieve goals, fit into society, and to survive.
Cole
- Cole, Astoria, OR
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Humans are aware that we aware we can think or in other terms we aware of our ontological self.
Baka
- Baka, Otaku land
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To evolve.
Cynthia
- Cynthia, Mesa, AZ
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To experience life in joy by loving others, being patient, kind, gentle, doing good deeds, keeping peace, and controlling one self.
Ellie
- Ellie, PA
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It means to have the ability to make rational decisions, and to differentiate what's right from wrong.
eduardo
- eduardo, Missouri
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To be human means to be quick on your feet, don’t give up, keep trying, share ideas, speak, create, evolve, believe, & grow in knowledge.
LFSLJLSM
- LFSLJLSM, MIDDLE SCHOOL OF PLAINVILLE, PLAINVILLE, CT
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To travel in time -- to know the past and anticipate the future. To understand and personalize death.
Judy Aliason
- Judy Aliason, Palm Harbor, FL
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To be human is to possess thought beyond basic needs. To have instinct and and reason, and harmoniously institute them into one entity
Rassim
- Rassim, California
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Being human means to be more advanced then other species.
Ruth Secular
- Ruth Secular, Washington, DC
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To be a Homo sapiens
Anders Dahl
- Anders Dahl, Technical University of Denmark
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To be human is to live by more than just a fight or flight instinct.
Jane Doe
- Jane Doe, Boston, MA
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Toddlers Ask Why
To me, being human is being the universe made manifest, so it may know itself. We are the animal that asks questions!
Marcia La Vine
- Marcia La Vine, St. Cloud, Minnesota
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