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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.

Responses limited to 140 characters. Name and location are required. Image is optional.

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being human is talk
chris
- chris, colorado
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The Ability to contemplate our own existance
Antony
- Antony, Guernsey C.I
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a mammal who got a large brain relative to body size, uses tools, communicates, and is aware of his/her existence. (self-recognition)
Abed
- Abed, Iran
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To be a human is to be a bipedal, very intelligent and self-aware primate capable of conscious and complex thought.
Spencer
- Spencer, Gaithersburg, MD
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Diversifying natural evolution with environment to pro-create which prolongs chances to stages beyond spirituality and intelligence.
L. Ming Zhi
- L. Ming Zhi, Kuala lumpur
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Being human is to understand that our actions will cause our demise, and we choose to move forward with those actions anyway.
katie
- katie, howard
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To be able to comprehend at a reasonable level
Cole
- Cole , NC
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Human is the evolution of speech.A beautiful compination of logic,sentiments,soul and spirit that interacts with the world creating history!
Salama
- Salama, Greece
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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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Being human means having the ability to respond to situations in many different ways, by learning from others and thinking of new ideas.
Jonas
- Jonas, Cremorne
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Your Blood Type has to be O!
Tony
- Tony, Earth
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To be human means to be created in the image of God with a body, soul, and spirit with emotions, morals, and the ability to reason
Becca
- Becca, SC
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To be human means to feel emotion, to breathe, to move, to love, to feel pain, to empathize,and to want to succeed
Thatairheadu<3
- Thatairheadu<3, Never land
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We can share in the joys and struggles of others around us and long for the day when we can live forever with our Creator!
Nathaniel
- Nathaniel, Pittsburgh, PA
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To be human is to be classified under the Homo Sapian title bestowed upon the human species by taxonomists.
Bennett
- Bennett, Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A
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To be human is to have emotions, to think and to feel. As humans we all make mistakes but we can use these to learn from and build upon.
Charly
- Charly, Victoria Australia
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To be human is to wonder, think, understand, and create.
Mico
- Mico, Gaithersburg, MD
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To err is to be human. - Some Greek Dude probably
Jason K
- Jason K, Emmaus, PA, USA
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We have the curiosity and ability as a species to explore the world, soon THE GALAXY!
Jordan
- Jordan, Sprinfield,Va
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It means to play M1N3Cr4fT P0K3M0N g0 FoRtNiTe 1N R0bL0x
shrek
- shrek, shrek's house
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Having a conscience
Mary Miller
- Mary Miller, New York State
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What it means to be human is we all go through different emotions.It also means that that we can do what we want to do.
Bridget
- Bridget , NJ
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It means whatever we want it to mean. This is the greatest gift of our humanity.
Omair Malik
- Omair Malik, Lahore, Pakistan
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Understand the world and act to better our future and do good to others. 'Greater' talents come with greater responsibilities
mik
- mik, mauritius, indian ocean
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Bearing the image of God
Grace
- Grace, South Carolina
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Walking, talking, thinking, and social being.
Bryan Plummer
- Bryan Plummer, ButLer, 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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To live a long and happy life.
Jack R.
- Jack R., Iowa
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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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Being a human is having feelings
JOEY
- JOEY, Ft collins
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Humans are like most other hunks of mobile meat except some of them have a dream inside...
Brad G
- Brad G, Philadelphia, PA
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My view of the meaning of life is setting your own standards because we have a lot of freedom but we also need our proper humane needs.
Daniel Anguita
- Daniel Anguita, Rancho Campana High School
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Being human means, having self control, profound intelligence, and being able to express one's self in a variety of ways.
Taylor Gaskins
- Taylor Gaskins, Washington, DC
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To walk on 2 legs, to communicate and use language, to have culture, to have more neurons, innovation and imagination
Maya Yanez
- Maya Yanez, Torrance, CA
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To play roblox and throw your keyboard across the room while listening to kids bop
Jesse
- Jesse, Maryland
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the combination of tools and fire and how our evolution was uniquely shaped by tools and fire
Scott
- Scott, San Diego, California
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ability to think and rethink and extrapolate the result of an action in different situations.
pradyot Kr. Biswas
- pradyot Kr. Biswas, Kolkata,India
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6 To be human means to be able to breathe, speak and comprehend words. Humans have rights.
John doe
- John doe, Chennai, India
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An intelligent species gifted with ability to observe, think and analyse the diversities of mother nature to recognize his Creator.
shakeel jamal
- shakeel jamal, arlington texas USA
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Being human is to be a highly evolved and diversified species, characterized by complex social lives and culture.
Morgan
- Morgan, North Carolina
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