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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 live, to feel, to love, to give, and connect with a Higher Power.
Rose
- Rose, Ohio
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To wonder and fear what the future has in store for us.
Kaitlin Smith
- Kaitlin Smith, Saint Joseph
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To be human means to use the ability of our minds and bodies to change the world and make it a better place.
JSNMLR
- JSNMLR, MIDDLE SCHOOL OF PLAINVILLE, PLAINVILLE, CT
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To live a life of optimism and fulfillment carried on by a good sense of fairness and equality.
Jared
- Jared, New york
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We make representations of the world around us.
Amy Callner
- Amy Callner, USA
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To be a human is to have opposable thumbs and to be able to make the most advanced tools and to be able to have speech.
Rafi
- Rafi, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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I think that what it means to be human is having the ability to choose your own path in life and expressing yourself through feelings.
Kendra Lowe
- Kendra Lowe, Washington, D.C
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To be human is to question and quest.
Jessica
- Jessica, Pennsylvania, USA
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to be part of an amazing speices ,that is quickly growing and advancing at a rapid rate
nicole
- nicole , colorado springs
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i think it means to enjoy life yaaaaaaaaaayyyyy
nick strazz
- nick strazz, berlin CT
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To make art, to cook our food, to have abstract thought and care for our dead. To wonder how we came to be and where we're going.
Richie Rosencrance
- Richie Rosencrance, Elkins, WV
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...to be aware the times before anyone that you ever knew was alive.
Kathryn w. Kemp
- Kathryn w. Kemp, Jonesboro, GA
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To know why we are born as Humans, to prove the cause by ourselves and finally to educate other humans too about that cause.
Bairoji Shiva Kumar
- Bairoji Shiva Kumar, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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To be human is to have awareness of what we are capable of. We are able to teach others, creating a world full of constant learning.
Rebecca Hutchison
- Rebecca Hutchison , Torrance
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To be human means to have a purpose, it means to do what you were made to do.
bianca
- bianca, Sigourney, IA
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Being human means making mistakes...and learning from them.
Brian Estarella
- Brian Estarella, Lancaster california
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To be human is to live in a world of signs of our own making
Steve
- Steve, Perth
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Being a human means expressing joy and compassion to others.
Filis Fee
- Filis Fee, Houston, TX
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to know that you will die...
haratsis
- haratsis, athens
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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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that we can do whatever we want
joe
- joe , waterville
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Scientifically, human beings are the most complex structures of biodiversity. From DNA to an organism, every discovery is always a marvel.
Vishnu Priya P L
- Vishnu Priya P L, Manchester, CT
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Humans are distinct from all other creatures in their ability to express themselves.
Julia Barrett
- Julia Barrett, Torrance, CA
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to think about the past, future, life, to feel love and hate and explore and create and imagine
m
- m, classified
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power hungry struggle for knowledge quenched by the inevitable death
micheal jones
- micheal jones, brantford
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To be human means to create advancements. Humans help make this world a more technological place for it's inhabitants.
Adriana
- Adriana, Washington, DC
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To learn how to excel at everything - including the ability to question and find answers to why we are who we are
chuck
- chuck, california
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Humanity is based on consciousness. To be human is to be conscious even if consciously ignoring our consciousness.
Jose Alcaraz
- Jose Alcaraz, Mexico
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The be human is to stare into the coding of life and the universe, and understand it at the same time. As well as find penises funny
Rin
- Rin, London
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to wonder
Paul Hollombe
- Paul Hollombe, Los Angeles
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It means to discover evolve and unfortunately destroy our own space "our world " is it really ours?
Diego prado
- Diego prado, Egg harbor twp nj
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To be stewards of creation, rule wisely, to make the earth sacred space, be image bearers, and to sum up the praises of creation.
Jason
- Jason, USA
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Being human means to be capable of thinking complex thoughts and communicating with others and the world around them.
Katie
- Katie, Windermere, Florida
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to be a human is to walk up straight ,to live life to its fullest.
ANTHONY AND BRANDON
- ANTHONY AND BRANDON, MASS
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To be able to make your own choices/decisions and exhibit emotions.
Kiley
- Kiley, Astoria, Oregon
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We're still trying to figure it out
Charlie Abelson
- Charlie Abelson, NYC
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Humans are the only species on Earth with sustained cultural evolution.
Mnaini
- Mnaini, Toronto, Canada
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The fact that we destroy our enironment in the name of progress when every other animal lives in sync with nature. Progress?
Greg
- Greg, Kansas City, MO USA
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To be Human means that we have the right to learn about, to care and watch over, the organisms around us.
Jonathan
- Jonathan, Corona
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To have the ability to record thoughts, history and ideas.
James
- James, Maryland
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