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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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It means that you have thumbs you can move and your smart. But you are still animals.
Marky Eads
- Marky Eads, Arroyo Grande
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Human
Stephen
- Stephen, Janesville
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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To be human is to live how God originally made us. Creatures who live and love to glorify their creator.
Ryan Munn
- Ryan Munn, South Carolina
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To struggle, with hope and love and kindness.
Lisa
- Lisa, Spencer, NY
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To be human is to always want to try to understand the world that we live in and shape it to meet our needs.
John Dohring, III
- John Dohring, III, Schenectady, NY
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It means asking the question, "What does it mean to be human"
Martin Heidegger
- Martin Heidegger, Germany
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I think being a human means having the right to think, speak and doing anything you want.
Lindokuhle
- Lindokuhle, Observatory
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To err.
William O'Reilly
- William O'Reilly, NY
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To be human means to believe in God.
Kathy
- Kathy, Alexandria
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To create and perpetuate Culture, is to be human.
Magdalena
- Magdalena, Wisconsin
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To be a human to me means to be peaceful, to be conscious, and to be wise.
Mateusz
- Mateusz, Toronto, Canada
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to be human means to worship the fsm
a pastafarian
- a pastafarian, beer volcano, heaven
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To have grit and be able to fall then try, try, try again until you succeed.
Abbey
- Abbey , NJ
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To be human is to be aware of our individuality and mortality and to desperately seek meaning in our brief existence.
Daniel Cox
- Daniel Cox, Sacramento, CA
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A picture of the giraffe because i couldnt fins the picture i chose
I think we should start the timeline of human history at 2 million years ago at the homo habilis.
Theo Tully
- Theo Tully, greenfield mass
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We care about things more than survival.
Yan
- Yan, S.Pasadena, CA
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Being human is about what you feel. If you are never scared, lonely, euphoric, angry, would you truly be anything more than a shell?
J
- J, Colorado
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Being human means taking care of our home, planet earth, the ultimate gift from whomever you define as your creator.
Lee T.
- Lee T., Baltimore, MD
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It means using your brain to dance, paint, go righty-tighty, lefty-losey & make things, to feel & analyze.
Marisa Menendez
- Marisa Menendez, Davis, CA
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To be human is to live life the way one sees fit, regardless of a lack of inherent structure or purpose.
jane doe
- jane doe, USA
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To promote love and respect to the land and people of Earth. Find order and ways to prove love one-another, sincerely!
Matthew Mitchell
- Matthew Mitchell, Earth
To be human means to be made in the image of God
Sarah
- Sarah, Greenville
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Being human means to be able to evolve at a faster rate than any other living organism on the planet, and having an imagination to do so.
Shannon Perucatti
- Shannon Perucatti, South Africa
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To think in words.
John
- John, California
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what it mean to be human is to have skill ,learn ,teach
Bronson and Gio
- Bronson and Gio, Renaissance school
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We have the vulnerability of choice. We have a desire to create progress and insite change; the ability to understand and change our veiws
Dayle
- Dayle, Seattle
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To be human means to communicate feelings and emotions.
Ellie
- Ellie, Denver, Colorado
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To be human is to embrace your complexity, your mysteriousness, and to fulfill everything you wish on your own. It is to love and be loved.
Marlee
- Marlee, Coronado
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Nature
Being on top of the evolution rung, humans have great responsibility towards nature. We have failed miserably in this.
Ranjit Singh
- Ranjit Singh, India
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To be human means to have emotion. It means to not be perfect, to make many mistakes and to grow every moment you're alive
Isabella
- Isabella, Canada
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1. Complex thought processes 2. Complex emotions 3. Bipedal 4. Complex Brains 5. Ability to process large quantities of information
Owen
- Owen, Denver, CO
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Homo Sapiens: A creature with intelligence advanced enough to observe itself.
Hmg
- Hmg, India
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Being a human might sound easy but with being a human come a lot of responsibilities.
Jovany R.
- Jovany R., Roosevelt high school Portland Oregon
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A human is a being created in God's image that has a soul.
Keren
- Keren, North Carolina
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To be human is to only wonder but Advancements, life, love, and joy, and the spirit are what make us so.
ben
- ben, tennesse
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To love cats
Olive
- Olive, Waunakee,WI
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To be human is to know the world at a larger scale; to understand the cause and effect of our actions and to know that we will die.
Conor Bulkeley-Krane
- Conor Bulkeley-Krane, Portland
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it means to breathe and move also to live
Annistacia
- Annistacia, MI
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Having chosen religions, and communicating it to others across great distances.
Logan Barnes
- Logan Barnes, WA, USA
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