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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 be the illusory subjects of a conscious mind through which we interpret the world around us.
Dugald
- Dugald, Scotland
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To be human is to be the pinnacle of God's creation. Humans are made in His image, and are given charge over the whole created order.
Michael
- Michael, Greenville
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To humbly realize that we are a small part of the GREAT nature, and have no right to destroy it,but should protect it with our intelligence.
malini
- malini, India
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I think being humanness means a sinful creature. Being human is to exist in the image of God and to exist with the purpose of finding God
Kristi
- Kristi, Israel
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to compound information from one generation to the next plus the ability to observe oneself
Jesse
- Jesse, Pensacola
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To be human is to have a wonderful gift to grow intellectually and understand the world around you.
Brittany Johnson
- Brittany Johnson, Greenville, NC
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is to live life an to be 1 of a kind or follow the herd to create from your imagination and bring it to reality to leave a mark or fade away
Jermain.L
- Jermain.L, ny,New york
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To question
Jake
- Jake, MD,USA
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To be human is to think, to feel, to learn from your mistakes and to live life to the fullest.
Avery
- Avery, Canada
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To be able to comprehend and discuss what it means to be human
Victoria
- Victoria, The Netherlands
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To laugh and to regret
Daniel Bliton
- Daniel Bliton, DC
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Bipedal,vertical spine,no-split upper lip, straight&large big toe,symbolic sense,hierarchical society,high adaptability,jaw moves side ways.
Patricia Wang
- Patricia Wang, Baltimore, MD
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Being human means you have to accomplish something good in your life and inspire the new generation to make the world a better place.
Diego
- Diego, Canada
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I think wat is means to be human is to have a sense of reason and to be able to be kind and care for others
Edith Chukwu
- Edith Chukwu , Sacred heart collage
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it is part of life evolution
Michel Tchang
- Michel Tchang, St Cloud Minnesotta
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Being human means being able to show compassion to and feel empathy for others.
Emily Waldren
- Emily Waldren, Chicago, IL
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Humans have innovation and the ability to improve. They don't stop at adaptation, they continue until what they have is the best for them.
Adam Sharger
- Adam Sharger, High Tech Los Angeles
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To be human is to mistake yourself for everything but an ape in plainclothes
Brad G
- Brad G, Madrid, Spain
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we have to survive
sean
- sean, bc
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to be human means to worship the fsm
a pastafarian
- a pastafarian, beer volcano, heaven
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Be a Homo Sapien.
ISS600
- ISS600, Ireland
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To possess a conscience; a part of us that allows us to discern right from wrong (i.e. feel guilt) and it shapes how we act.
TrinityTitans
- TrinityTitans, Oakville
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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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to be human means to be the way you are and the way you want to be and to play with the other sex.
bob
- bob, lolomt
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To be human means to walk upright, to have our skeleton shape, being intelegent, andto be unique.
korey
- korey, springfield ma
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the ability to engage in and communicate abstract reasoning.
Erik
- Erik, Washington state
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To be a human means to live your life like a nature's true human.
simaranjit singh
- simaranjit singh, ludhiana
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Humans are animals, and the only thing different that we do than other animals is pay taxes. Therefore to be human means to be taxed.
Laura
- Laura, Dallas
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HUMAN = HONORABLE UPON MAN, ANIMALS and NATURE
JAMESDEANYINMYATKO
- JAMESDEANYINMYATKO, MYANMAR
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To be human is to wonder about the history of ourselves, the future of the universe, and the meaning of it all.
Sarah
- Sarah, Seattle
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Our unlimited curiosity beyond what we need next. Our ability to wonder where we came from and why are we here? Our articulate language
Maeve
- Maeve, Pennsylvania
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Enslaved
Eric
- Eric, USA
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To, put simply, live.
Julia
- Julia, East Coast, USA
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to be human is to wander to travel, to always wonder what is just over the horizon.
stanley chin
- stanley chin, falls church, va
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To be human means to explore answers, and find your individual PURPOSE.
Hamza Areff
- Hamza Areff, Melbourne, Australia
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What differentiates us from Neanderthal is our trading habits. Humans are the only species that trade over larger geographical distances.
Reindert Daniels
- Reindert Daniels, The Netherlands
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To be human you can think for yourself and have feelings like love, pain and happiness. You make mistakes, learn from them and be curious.
Jamie
- Jamie, Melbourne
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The change of our bodies throughout the years,using tools and weapons,and our brain size increasing when we eat meat make us human.
Megan
- Megan, Arizona
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Means to be one of the most adaptiv creature on the Earth, to be in a permanent evolution and single animal capable to lie very well
GeoMatei
- GeoMatei, Bucharest, Romania
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To be curious, and to want to expand your knowledge. It is also to bond with other humans, and to want to take care of the world.
Janelle
- Janelle, Portland, OR
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