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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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Comprendere quanto siano meravigliosi i processi evolutivi.
Francesco
- Francesco, Italy
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To be human means to be able to create/destroy the future of our planet/univere.
Bob
- Bob, CA
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To be hairy.
Ethan Hoeh
- Ethan Hoeh, North Carolina
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Human means being able to fill out the "word verfication" blank in order to submit a comment on what it means to be human.
bej
- bej, USA
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To be human means having a large brain which in turn allows us to be on another level of social interaction and communication.
Tristan
- Tristan, Portland, OR
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It means that we have the talent to do many things... such as singing, dancing, performing, sports, and many more!
Angelica Gallegos
- Angelica Gallegos, California
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Our individuality and our ability to express ourselves, is what separates us humans from any other species on this planet.
Chris
- Chris, Victoria, Australia
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To be human you have a soul you can comprehend the past and the future in different was than animals do.
Ashley
- Ashley, Astoria OR
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To imagine and dream
Sam
- Sam, Uk
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To be human is to learn from mistakes.
Andrew Mecum
- Andrew Mecum, San Marino, California
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god has made humans to rule over the earth. so as humans we are the protectors of the planet and ourselves.
Nela
- Nela, Columbus, Indiana, USA
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so we can communicate and learn what tools we can make and to discover what life is like and explore diffrent parts of world
kanani faavae
- kanani faavae , fontana california
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Humans have the ability for imagination that's what separates humans from the animals.
Cody Canion
- Cody Canion, Cotulla TX
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being human to means being at the top of the food chain and being the most intelligent living thing on earth
antonio
- antonio , roosevelt high school
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Having ability to adapt to and with the environment, changing surroundings and tools as needed for survival.
Charlotte
- Charlotte, Planet Earth
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to be human means to be able to create images purely for beauty.
Cecilia
- Cecilia, DC
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to be human is to be self aware of yourself and the role you play in the lives of others and in the universe.
Maddy
- Maddy , San Diego
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To wonder, study, inquire, question, learn, and create. For example: Why are things in the universe the size they are?
Mike Holmquist
- Mike Holmquist, douglas nebraska
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Ser Humano significa SER ESPIRTUAL viviendo una experiencia HUMANA (Be Human means Be Spiritual living a Human experience)
Felipe Bobadilla
- Felipe Bobadilla, Chile
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To be human is to be brave enough to learn what more there is beyond our quest for daily survival.
Jim Mauch
- Jim Mauch, Cudahy, Wisconsin
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DNA.. Nothing more
Christopher Sanders
- Christopher Sanders, Dallas
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to live life to the fullest
anita miller
- anita miller, losangeles
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It means that we have been made higher than the animals, given breath and special abilities to thrive.
Leah
- Leah, NC
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being humans mean to have control of emotions,having to be able to make strong structers,and last to have conplex minds.
April
- April, springfield
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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
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A semi-hairless primate with just enough theory of mind to feel guilty about being an animal...
Jonathan
- Jonathan , Asheville, NC
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Being human is being created in the image of God for the purpose of glorifying God. Having relationship with Him is the measure of humanity.
Ken Chalupnik
- Ken Chalupnik, United States of America
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To send the human out to the farthest edge of speculation to investigate the human mind.
Len
- Len, Joshua Tree
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compassion, curiosity, optimism, and the tendency to have anxiety, be diplomatic, have wonder, and want to leave a legacy
Alex
- Alex, Chico
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A non-mutually exclusive experience of life.
David
- David, New York
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To be able to react to certain situations beyond animal instincts. To analyze a problem, create a solution.
Luke
- Luke, Portland, Oregon
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To be human is to have memories of stories from the past.
Gracie FLood
- Gracie FLood, Emmaus, PA, USA
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it means you can talk,walk and search food for your survival.it means you can think.
areeba
- areeba , ksa
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It means we are smarter with the ability to use symbolic language and we must survive on technology or we could be extinct or endangered.
Morgan Berard
- Morgan Berard, Maine
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It means that we are able, or should be able, to know who we are, where we came from, and where we are going to .....
Elan Dewatono
- Elan Dewatono, Indonesia
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To presume to have free will.
William K. Boone
- William K. Boone, Mexico City
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To be a human is to possess the attribute of bipedal locomotion, and also the ability to adapt to new and changing environments.
Tyler
- Tyler, Columbus, OH
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"Humans are the only animals that blush - or need to."
Mark
- Mark, Twain
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It means as humans we should stay in fairly good shape. You never know when you might have to run.
Louisiana
- Louisiana, USA
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We scream when we see big spiders!
Rachel Gomez
- Rachel Gomez, Annandale VA
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