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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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Being an image bearer of God, created to glorify him.
Aaron Gillingham
- Aaron Gillingham, Bju
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To ask a very big, but simple question. "Why?"
Bradley
- Bradley, Lockhart TX
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i think it means to enjoy life yaaaaaaaaaayyyyy
nick strazz
- nick strazz, berlin CT
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We are the only organism capable of willingly witholding reality from ourselves
lyman
- lyman, KC
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To have a heightened understanding of ones self and others. To create and destroy. To think; say, feel, and love.
Angus Crosby
- Angus Crosby, Hong Kong
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To be human is to want to create something your own and to make an impact in something you care about using your creation
Francis Wells
- Francis Wells, Washington, DC
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learn, adapt, relate, care, create, cultivate, connect, investigate, define, innovate, release, inspire, dream, laugh, a quiet good bye.
Justin
- Justin , Boston
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To be human is to have the ability to be independent and be able to live using any given resource
Kaisley
- Kaisley, California
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Being created in the image of God, having an eternal soul and the ability to have a relationship with the Creator of the universe!
Chelsea
- Chelsea, Los Angeles
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An Animal, who enough dare to think
Vinod
- Vinod, India
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It means to explore and be free and go to school for children and learn things.
Ariadna
- Ariadna, SanDiego
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It means we evolved from hominid ancestors.
Brad P
- Brad P, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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To be human is to feel, love, create, conquer, and believe.
Ty
- Ty, Astoria, Oregon
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to be able to live and walk and talk without being discriminated and be able to poop big turds in a toilet and enjoy it
sam
- sam, walker
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To be born into this beautiful world and learn to live in it
Vanessa
- Vanessa, Lagos,Nigeria
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TO BE HUMAN IS TO MAKE MISTAKES IN LIFE ,TO MAKE MISTAKES IS TO BE A YOUNG GENERATION AND FOR THAT WERE ARE WHAT IS CALLED TODAYS MAN KIND.
SHELIMAR GONZALEZ PONCE
- SHELIMAR GONZALEZ PONCE, NEW BRITAIN CT.
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to be human is to be original and want to do thing that your might be judged for
Sophie
- Sophie , Johannesburg
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To be human is to experience emotions. To feel everything. To be conscious, and aware. Understand what many things/others cannot.
Lexy Alcantar
- Lexy Alcantar, McAllen, TX
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To be annoyed with chores.
Didi
- Didi, Washington, DC
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Awareness.
David
- David, D.C.
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I think being a human means to evolve at a faster rate than other living organisms.And having a highly developed body.
Nhlamulo Precious Kubayi
- Nhlamulo Precious Kubayi , Sacred Heart College
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The meaning of being human is to care for one another and to have the ability to pass on knowledge.
Keelan DeVogt
- Keelan DeVogt, Waterville High
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That we are all connected
Titus
- Titus, Boone, NC
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Mark Twain wrote that humans are the only animals that blush.
Kevin Horn
- Kevin Horn, Easton, PA
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To do exactly we we're doing now - thinking about it and seeking answers to why we are.
Maggie
- Maggie, Australia
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To have abstract thought.
Joshua Watford
- Joshua Watford, Orlando, FL
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being human means having multiple lobes in your brain and using each lobe for different parts of everyday life.
Jesenia H.
- Jesenia H., Portland, Oregon
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We have the ability understand our impact the world even if we ignore it
Rick
- Rick, Liberty
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To be able to enjoy Bach, Beethoven, Wagner...
Alvaro E. González V
- Alvaro E. González V, Colombia
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Being human means making mistakes...and learning from them.
Brian Estarella
- Brian Estarella, Lancaster california
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We are all colonies of life, indelibly connected to this world. To be human is an illusion, for we are merely a transition.
Cormac Nolan
- Cormac Nolan, York, UK
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To be human is to survive and thrive, to learn and to prosper.
Gabriel Celaya
- Gabriel Celaya, High Tech High L.A.
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What it means to be human is language.
Kelson
- Kelson, USA
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emulating the god spirit that dwells in all of us to show compassion for and respect the life in all people and animals.
Leenie
- Leenie, Peoria IL
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Having cash
Matt
- Matt , Melrose, MA
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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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To be human means to communicate and be social. It also means having your own way of being unique and gathering with other people.
MGEC
- MGEC, MIDDLE SCHOOL OF PLAINVILLE, PLAINVILLE, CT
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To be unsure of your origin but possess the tools to hunt for that origin.
steve
- steve, ohio
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Compassion, Discovery, Exploration, Love.
Ted Caudill
- Ted Caudill, Oxford, OH
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Having to brush your teeth!
Sage Bitter
- Sage Bitter, Seattle WA
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