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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 rad
sawwg killer
- sawwg killer, your mom
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To be human is to be either the apex of the cosmos or the apex of God's creation.
Ryan
- Ryan, Pennsylvania
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To use critical thinking skills.
Tracy
- Tracy, Ohio
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It means that you are straight up and have a small jaw and big brain.
Jeff
- Jeff, North Korea
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It means your a homo sapien
name
- name, everywhere
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Being a human means being able to evolve, learn from mistakes, to grow from them and make them better. To be able to dream, learn and hope.
Mindi Gilbert
- Mindi Gilbert, Roosevelt High School, Portland Oregon
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To wonder about things such as what does it mean to be human.
Mike
- Mike, Oregon
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To be human, you have all the characteristics of a human, we are the top of the food chain
Jim
- Jim, Alaska
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it means to love one another
wazzup
- wazzup, u.s. vermont
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I agree with Robert P. Hagstrom of Flagstaff AZ.
Simpatico Welps
- Simpatico Welps , Koobi Fora
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to be unique individuals
Candice B
- Candice B, bloomington,mn
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To find the answer where do we come from and where do we go after life
Edgar
- Edgar, Roosevelt High
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Human is born to an organic body, riddled with limitations, and awakens to realize each life will need to learn how to outgrow this bondage
Nadia Deol
- Nadia Deol, Abbotsford, BC, Canada
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To act upon curiosity.
Dan
- Dan, Boston
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To know love
Nathan
- Nathan , Washington
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It means you are living and have purpose.
Kalyn
- Kalyn, New Hampshire
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The ability to know how little we actually know.
Jessica
- Jessica, Brainerd, Minnesota
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Faith and the reason to become a better person each new day.
Valeria Acosta
- Valeria Acosta, Puerto Rico
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Accepting and denying what we will based on our own biases, despite the presence of opposing proof.
Tino S
- Tino S, United Kindom, Hatfield
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bacon and ipods
isaiahdawebb
- isaiahdawebb, lol not tellin
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Apparently for some, having Neanderthal genes. Does this explain our impacted wisdom teeth/orthodontics if you descend from Europe?
Jane
- Jane, Toronto
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An extensive pre frontal cortex with lots of gray matter.
Anonymous
- Anonymous, Indiana
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To be human you have to make mistakes and you have to have a brain.
Jordan Chancelor
- Jordan Chancelor, Minnesota, USA
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To have a soul that has been placed in us by the God of Heaven!!! To believe that he sent his son to save all the people of the world.
Scott
- Scott, Meadville,Pa
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To be loved, to love, experience, make mistakes, and to prevail, despite our shortcomings.
Savannah
- Savannah, Coronado, CA
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It means language, fire control, clothing, knowledge, inner control and, above all, God seeking.
Jose Rigoberto Gonzalez
- Jose Rigoberto Gonzalez, Bogota, Colombia
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Humans are animals with something more, something we can't even comprehend, that makes us able to question and understand.
Jennifer
- Jennifer, Amherst, MA
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being human is making mistakes in this game of life we are all playing.
George
- George, Texas
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To be human is being whole; ones subliminal majesty and inner kindling determines ones holistic existence.
Chad Bernal
- Chad Bernal , Madison, Connecticut
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To be Human is to be dominit, smart, advanced, and unique
Garcia,Hernandez,
- Garcia,Hernandez, , Renaissance school
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Being human means being unique and having infinite possibilities for your life, not just one purpose like many animals around us
Logan
- Logan, Belleville
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Self awareness
Jack
- Jack, Oklahoma
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To be human means to bring about positive change with our large brain capacity and to help and love others
Madison
- Madison, British Columbia
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Comprendere quanto siano meravigliosi i processi evolutivi.
Francesco
- Francesco, Italy
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With are brains we con think and make the world better
Dylan & Dennis
- Dylan & Dennis, Bristol, Wisconsin
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Being human is to be able to interact with each other, to live beyond basic survival, and to be able to harness the resources around us.
Tyler
- Tyler, Portland
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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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To know. To understand. To share knowledge and accept and challege it all at once, then grow from it.
Marta
- Marta, DC
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human beings are one of viruses favourite ways to make more viruses
chistletoe
- chistletoe, usa
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To be a human, it means to have strong beliefs and feelings, and to express yourself in anyway you like.
Meghan
- Meghan, New Jersey
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