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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 HUMAN MEANS YOU ARE CAPABLE OF FEELING AND BEING ABLE TO HAVE PHIYSICAL FEATURES AND REACTIONS TO DIFFERENT THINGS.
IRIS SANCHEZ
- IRIS SANCHEZ , HEMET CA
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Becoming a new "Creator" on the block. Maturity will be essential to future survival of life, and achieve cosmic evolutionary survival.
E.Lemarchands
- E.Lemarchands, International
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It means the capacity to ask this question.
Heather
- Heather , Wellesley, MA
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Being human beans to be able to utilize our complex brains and our ability to share knowledge with each other for the benefit of our species
August
- August, Denver, Colorado
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To be human is to seek a deeper meaning and emotion we do and see no matter how ordinary or complex it may be.
Immy
- Immy, London
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To be made in the image of God and loved unconditionally
Eric
- Eric, Metz, France
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To be human means having a large brain which in turn allows us to be on another level of social interaction and communication.
Tristan
- Tristan, Portland, OR
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To serve God and to better the world around us.
Luke
- Luke, Charlotte, NC
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Self-awareness, the realization that we are mortal, are key aspects.
Paulo
- Paulo, Portugal
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so we can communicate and learn what tools we can make and to discover what life is like and explore diffrent parts of world
kanani faavae
- kanani faavae , fontana california
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Being human is to have the faculty to wonder and to be able to feel different emotions, and the ability sympathize with others.
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- : ), Southern Hemisphere
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Human is an animal endowed with reason and creativity and speech and the ability to use these gifts responsibly.
Emily K.
- Emily K., Michigan
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To wonder and fear what the future has in store for us.
Kaitlin Smith
- Kaitlin Smith, Saint Joseph
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Being human means striving for the good of others while encountering shortcomings or mistakes as a person
Good
- Good, Iowa
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The ability to stick one's head up his own ass seems pretty unique to the human species.
Beakerblog
- Beakerblog, Texas
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Being human means upgrading our life as we travel further through our limited lifespan
Tyler
- Tyler, Canada
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To have emotion, to be individuals and to have intelligence.
Jade
- Jade, QLD, Aus
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to be a human is the greatest thing ever!!!!!!!!
noah nadi 11 years old
- noah nadi 11 years old, foothill ranch CA
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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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being human is being able to realize what went wrong in our history and changing in for the better so we progress
Cade
- Cade, Denver,Colorado
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Be a Homo Sapien.
ISS600
- ISS600, Ireland
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To be free to think, believe, and express ourselves (i.e. the arts). We actively make choices while considering consequences (conscience).
TrinityTitansP4
- TrinityTitansP4, Oakville, ON
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compassion, curiosity, optimism, and the tendency to have anxiety, be diplomatic, have wonder, and want to leave a legacy
Alex
- Alex, Chico
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To be human means to grow our thinking. We store info so we can dedicate time to find new information, helping us evolve our surroundings.
GBMBTP
- GBMBTP, MIDDLE SCHOOL OF PLAINVILLE, PLAINVILLE, CT
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a human being, especially a person as distinguished from an animal
Irving
- Irving , Fort collins colorado
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To explore macroscopic and microscopic, improve ourselves to the point war no longer exists.
Lee
- Lee, Florida
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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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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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A genuine smile and seeing her eyes light up, driving 110 mph without a seatbelt, joy, pain, and believing in something unseen[faith].
Average Joe
- Average Joe, Two Harbors, Minnesota
Being human is to use our senses to the best of our abilities and to be able to record thoughts, history and ideas
Jimmy
- Jimmy, Maine
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To be human is to be able to think in abstract and put it in motion.
Janet Smith
- Janet Smith, Washington DC
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To presume to have free will.
William K. Boone
- William K. Boone, Mexico City
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Being human means experiencing a seemingly singular consciousness, so that we can remind ourselves that everything is connected.
Michelle Wallace
- Michelle Wallace, Texas
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Living things set apart from animal and plant life because we possess a soul/conscience which channels our inward thoughts.
Kali Shaleen
- Kali Shaleen, South Carolina
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To act upon curiosity.
Dan
- Dan, Boston
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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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A human must walk upright, use tools, possess larger/more complex brains than other species, and use some form of communication.
Reid Jarvis
- Reid Jarvis, Springfield MO.
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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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what it means to be human is to be loved
nolan
- nolan, new zealand
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To be human is to learn from mistakes.
Andrew Mecum
- Andrew Mecum, San Marino, California
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