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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 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
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to think to love to laugh
MArk
- MArk, UK
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Being human means being an example of the brightest species Earth has to offer, which is a sad disappointment to the rest of the Universe.
Runo
- Runo, East Coast, USA
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A human must walk upright, use tools, possess larger/more complex brains than other species, and use some form of communication.
Reid Jarvis
- Reid Jarvis, Springfield MO.
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five human beings shown in the evolution first very primitiv and the last very modern.
Be Human means to have human children, to feel comfortable among Human beings and to want to interact with other human beings.
Renate
- Renate, Vienna
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Humans are unique because they have social media
make me famous im Cooper Billings
- make me famous im Cooper Billings, Denver, Colorado
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flow vs conclusion/to be part of the collective “human”/intrinsically, irrevocably giving my human value/in my beliefs orchestrated by GOD
F. Zwana-Freeman
- F. Zwana-Freeman , Atlanta, GA
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Being alive and breathing and imagining new technologies.
Émilie
- Émilie, Richmond, QC
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Humans communicate by complex language, thoughts and being creative. We celebrate different cultures, beliefs and customs.
Maheshi Gammanpila
- Maheshi Gammanpila, Los Angeles
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Being human means living as a bipedal species, living as the dominant animal on Earth, and having a creative/ imaginative brain.
Paige
- Paige , Denver, Colorado
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To be human is to learn from mistakes.
Andrew Mecum
- Andrew Mecum, San Marino, California
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To be human is to fear there is no meaning
Greg
- Greg, Vancouver, Canada
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The ability to actively pursue new ideas for the benefit of others
Robert J. Lewis Sr
- Robert J. Lewis Sr, Hemet, Ca
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I believe what it means to be a human is to enjoy all of life's experiences as the life you have is not meant to be thrown away.
Joseph
- Joseph, California
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To have the ability to communicate long distances, using wireless communication with others of our kind.
Aren
- Aren, California
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To be human means to cooperate especially in a time of need, to have a growing intelligence, and change the world with new innovations.
AWRDSC
- AWRDSC, PLAINVILLE, CT
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The capacity to discover, to analyze, and accept truths tested through introspection.
bilg
- bilg, Clemson SC
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To be able to ask ourselves that question.
Katherine Laine
- Katherine Laine, Victoria, British Columbia
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To be human is to think you are somehow special
Nathan Dawthorne
- Nathan Dawthorne , London Ontario
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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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Being human means walking upright, making tools to hunt, communicating with symbols, & having highly developed brains
Sherin Menachery
- Sherin Menachery, College Park, Maryland
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The part of a system regular to all bio in the globe
Parbat
- Parbat, Nepal
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Having chosen religions, and communicating it to others across great distances.
Logan Barnes
- Logan Barnes, WA, USA
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- bob from, the local supermarket
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to be human is to be an agent of change, with the ability to create ideas and environments of our own conception.
Michael
- Michael, Connecticut
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to believe that you're better than other life.
aly
- aly, CA
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To be human means to be the most highly evolved creature on earth to date. To be human is to be a creature that could ask such a question.
Kaykay
- Kaykay, New York
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To be a survival machine.
Casey
- Casey, Detroit
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Most selfish species . Very good at doing wrong things ,knowingly or unknowingly for their benefit .
Sukanta Bala
- Sukanta Bala, Bangladesh,Dhaka
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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 err.
William O'Reilly
- William O'Reilly, NY
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To be human is to be the pinnacle of God's creation. Humans are made in His image, and are given charge over the whole created order.
Michael
- Michael, Greenville
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To explore and learn.
Ron
- Ron, Las Vegas, NV
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To be human is to be able to feel the pain in your chest, yet also be able to feel the joy and adrenaline running through your veins.
Mina Dang
- Mina Dang, A Middle School in Minnesota
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A test of what smarter primates could do.
Asad
- Asad, The United States of America
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It means the capacity to ask this question.
Heather
- Heather , Wellesley, MA
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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
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To be human is to feel. To be human is to be sad, to be happy, to love and to hate. We learn and we grow, to human is to feel.
Lexie
- Lexie, Melbourne
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Being human is having empathy.
Cailyn
- Cailyn, Fort Collins, Colorado
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Being human means to always comprehend what is going on in everyday life, to express one's interests, and to ask "why" frequently.
Jenna
- Jenna, illinois
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