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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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Mrs. Chomik
- Mrs. Chomik, Stone age
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Humans root for the Yankees! Non-humans root for Boston.
Hertz
- Hertz, Brooklyn, NY
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to leak emails
hillary clinton
- hillary clinton, not the white house
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To show human qualities, not just being born a biological human. To have a better judgement of life and be there for others.
Nat
- Nat, New York
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Humanity
To share 100% genes with other "human" beings; and human its a name someone gave to our equals... it's just a way to experience life.
Joana Arari
- Joana Arari, Brasília - Brasil
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To be human means to know the heart of the matter.
Stephanie Lewis
- Stephanie Lewis, Whitsett, NC
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To practice religon, worship, and believe
Diani
- Diani, North Carolina
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To share experiences, thoughts and love.
Bob
- Bob, Amazonas, Brazil
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It means to share the characteristics and learn from other homo sapiens
Felix Daverio
- Felix Daverio, NSW
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To be human means to have human-like qualities, such as all the senses, and a brain. Lips, eyes, hair, and a nose are also essential.
Taylor
- Taylor, Washington, DC
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to have a soul.
cathy
- cathy, chicago
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Walking, talking, thinking, and social being.
Bryan Plummer
- Bryan Plummer, ButLer, PA
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Communication of creative and abstract thought.
Tribble and Linda Gann
- Tribble and Linda Gann, Aurora, MO
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To have the ability to differentiate your actions and consequences.
Jon
- Jon, Maryland
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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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"Humans are the only animals that blush - or need to."
Mark
- Mark, Twain
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To be curious and to have the ability to learn
Pedro Alejandro Matta
- Pedro Alejandro Matta, Santiago, Chile
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To be human is to learn from your mistakes. Learning about the world and teach others about it. You never learn from perfection
Jess
- Jess, Australia
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To be human means to be created in the image of God.
Eric
- Eric, Virginia
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We have a brain that has a million gigs of memory. We also the ability of Adaptation we adapt to the environment.
Alex Murphy
- Alex Murphy, High Tech LA
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Being human means to feel, to have a fulfilled life. Every decision you make is on how the way you feel.
Julian Vigil
- Julian Vigil, Rapid City, South Dakota
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Being human is having the ability to live in a social environment and learn from the people around you.
Amelia Ulsh
- Amelia Ulsh, Portland, OR
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To be human is to use your intelligence
Ferg
- Ferg, Mexico
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To be human is to be the most egotistical, self-absorbed, destructive, atrocity-committing species on the planet.
Steve Schlarb
- Steve Schlarb, Irving, Texas
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Being human means that you have a lot of responsibility. It also means that you have to do a lot of work in order to be successful in life.
Tyrin H.
- Tyrin H., Roosevelt High School
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To be human is to question what it means to be human.
Joel Ward
- Joel Ward, Galesburg, IL
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Being human means to have the ability to think rationally and not guiding ourselves by instincts
Rayner Artiles Rodriguez
- Rayner Artiles Rodriguez, Fairfax
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To be human is to learn from mistakes.
Andrew Mecum
- Andrew Mecum, San Marino, California
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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 share qualities in which you can think 'out of the box' and create new things through making mistakes.
Andrea Brygidyr
- Andrea Brygidyr, Toronto, ON
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To be human you dont have to be smart but you must walk upright and have cloathing
Julie
- Julie, CA
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To be human means to love, care, to be fair, to know what is right ang wrong and to have justice in our hearts
Yobhelle Escano
- Yobhelle Escano, Dagupan City, Philippines
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Humans create art, create rituals, tell stories, and learn for the sake of learning.
Lorraine Ramsdell
- Lorraine Ramsdell, Washington DC
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It means to, sadly, not be a magical wizard!
Jo
- Jo, Indiana
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To be human is what we as a species has always been capable to do: Observe, Evolve and compare through cultural relativism.
Devon Smith
- Devon Smith, Arkansas
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The force binds us together and let's us create what ever we want like McDonald's food
Obi Wan Kenobi
- Obi Wan Kenobi, Tatooine
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It is the understanding that we are all created equal and entitled to understand life as it occurs daily.
John Paul Vaquera
- John Paul Vaquera, Dallas, TX
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To think about our choices.
Mark T.
- Mark T., Worcester, MA
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To be able to make your own decisions and make decisions that aren't primarily based on survival.
Adam
- Adam, Loughborough
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To be human means to be better at work and have joy and laugh and play together
Ariadna Gomez-lopez
- Ariadna Gomez-lopez, USA
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