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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 individually in a group expand what we expect from ourselves, learning from our many mistakes.
What does it mean to be Human
- What does it mean to be Human, OR
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To communicate with others, feel emotions, work together with our differences, explore, be innovative, & change the world.
Sarah
- Sarah, Portland, OR
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be conscious of himself and that others of his race are equally self-aware, the course of time, and able to understand cause-consequence.
Jorge Padilha
- Jorge Padilha, São José dos Campos - Brasil
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To be human is to posses a great mixture of reason and emotions.
Mikha
- Mikha , Miami, Az
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When the abstract reasoning prevails over instincts, and also led us –guided by moral- to an enhanced enjoining of instincts
Manuel Vazquez
- Manuel Vazquez, Cuba
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bipedal primates with the ability to seek their own place in the cosmos
Emiliano
- Emiliano, São Paulo, Brazil
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Being human means knowing all that is, ever was and ever will be and, even then, being creative enough to create more.
Fernanda Sena
- Fernanda Sena, Brazil
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To have morals and a spiritual being.
steven bickel
- steven bickel, louisville kentucky
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A human is truly human when he follows God
yousap
- yousap, yousap
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To love, to share, to hope!
Hari Krishnan
- Hari Krishnan, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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To be human means to understand all we were, all we are, and all that we will become.
Ariana Godinez
- Ariana Godinez, Texas
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To think in words.
John
- John, California
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To be human means to care about others and to use your tools for success and knowledge to thrive and to be whomever you want.
Ishan Saxena
- Ishan Saxena, Livingston, New Jersey, USA
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Being human is to constantly evolve and make sense of world around us in order to better his chances of survival.
Sadiq Shiakh
- Sadiq Shiakh, Hamilton Ontario Canada
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The meaning of being human lies within the realm of judgement...good and bad...with regard to the disposition of our earthly resources.
Tom Berry
- Tom Berry, Chicago, IL
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To be human is to sit at the brink of an evolving Universe.
Trisha Freiermuth
- Trisha Freiermuth, St. Petersburg, FL
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To be human means to have intelligence and faith in yourself and others
Alizet
- Alizet, Sprinfield,MA
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Being a human means you're only able to do limited things. You have hands and you're able to walk.
Mary
- Mary, OR
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To know with understanding, and to care with tenderness, while not seeking recongnition.
DeVault
- DeVault, Hemingway, South Carolina
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To share diversity with your surroundings and to discover the meaning of life in your eyes
shayla
- shayla , clinton
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Humans can reflect upon their own existence and are aware of their mortality. Unique is also their ability to plan for long periods of time.
Maike
- Maike, Hamburg, Germany
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What is good and what is bad. Despite your culture and/or religion, everyone agrees when something wonderful happens.
Heather Shelton
- Heather Shelton, Richmond, VA
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An animal that overestimates the ability of its brain to understand its environment.
Bo Moore
- Bo Moore, WY
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Being human is having the insatiable hunger to learn what it means to be human.
Becca Mauch
- Becca Mauch, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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To explore the unkown.
Christopher C
- Christopher C, new jersey
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being human is to advance whether it is in evolution, knowledge, art, etc.
Noah
- Noah, Arizona
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To be human is to be a person that has one's own flaws and mistakes so that we can learn from them.
Henry Pimentel, Jr.
- Henry Pimentel, Jr., High Tech LA
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To kill for political rather than survival reasons. What have we become?
John
- John, St. Louis
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to be loving, caring, mindful to our planet and all its occupants.
Lupita M-S.
- Lupita M-S., Colorado
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You are able to walk on two feet and use collective learning in order to gain an understanding of different perspectives.
Issy
- Issy, Sydney
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To be human is to be able to adapt to any environment.
Stephanie
- Stephanie, Bronx, NY
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To be human is to explore and investigate the means to which we came about our current, modern state of evolution.
Mariana
- Mariana, Chester, Virginia
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To be human is to be conscious.
James B.
- James B., College Park, MD
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Beig smarter than any other species on earth and still being called dumb by your friends
shaniqua
- shaniqua, bonquiqui land
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Maybe a lot less than we are capable of even thinking. All animals feel pain, many show compassion and communicate, love higher beings.
Ken
- Ken, Massachusetts
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To have the ability to learn.
Willow
- Willow, UK
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To eat plants and animals and have big brains.
Kate Budorick
- Kate Budorick, Virginia Beach
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It means that we have the ability to think, and have flexibility in our minds. We can communicate with language, and show countless emotions
David
- David, London
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Conscience and the gift of emphathy. Mercy!
Robert Schreib
- Robert Schreib, Toms River, NJ
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Being human is being able to develop your life on planet earth, the most advanced live in harmony with the universe.
Eni de Oliveira Osso
- Eni de Oliveira Osso, Santos, São Paulo,Brasil
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