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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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Bring human means we have pushed our knowledge and capabilities beyond those of any other species
Daniel Mauro
- Daniel Mauro, Newport News, VA
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To be human is to have brains capable of more than fight or flight.
Maya Kapelus
- Maya Kapelus , Johannesburg, South Africa
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To be human is to have body, soul, and spirit.
Kimmy
- Kimmy, South Carolina
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To be able to communicate and think critically. Also to have multiple emotions and distinguishing characteristics.
Aimee and Phil
- Aimee and Phil, Plymouth, NH
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If I'm disgusted by love, I feel still it, proving it isn't a construct of the mind like evolutionists like to believe.
Eric
- Eric, Alabama
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I don't know if humans are the only animals that can think about the future, but we're the only ones who can talk about it.
Gerry L
- Gerry L, Beaverton, OR
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On a basic level, one is human if one has human DNA. However, we tend to associate many traits perceived to be good with our own species.
Elizabeth H.
- Elizabeth H., Museum of Natural History
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Being human is to love and be loved. It is the ability to feel compassion for all living things and to act in their best interest.
Jan Aubrey
- Jan Aubrey, Milwaukee
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To be human means to be fated to be recognized as the same species with people who govern your life without your permission
Chris
- Chris, European Union
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Being human is to be here physically and mentally. Being human is deeper than physicality but physicality definitely has a part of it.
Mya
- Mya , Dallas
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Being human means to question and explore the question that sent me else that came to this website the question of what it means to be human
Flinders H.
- Flinders H., Denver co.
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Being Human is Being Imperfect.
Mage
- Mage, California
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to be able to have coomon sense, some sort of religion, abstract thinking abilities, and an ability of speech
john phillips
- john phillips, st.louis
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it means that you are smarter than any other animal on Earth.
Kirya
- Kirya, Englewood, Colorado
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To be human means to believe, to share, to love . <3
To be human means to believe, to share, to love . <3
Vicky Anderson
- Vicky Anderson , Uptown
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to be human means to have rights to do something, to have freedom and equality for their rights, be different than other animals.
Jihyeon
- Jihyeon, Chennai
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It definitely doesn't mean what this exhibit tries to tell you it means.
John Smith
- John Smith, The moon
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To be a human is to be special, to be part of centuries history that has long since passed.
Anonymous
- Anonymous, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Being Human means know what is right and wrong and to love the experiences life brings you.
Hunter
- Hunter, Cedar Rapids IA
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It´s means that we have the hability of collective learning
GenaroBar
- GenaroBar, México City
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To be human means to be able to communicate, make your own choices, make mistakes, and learn from those mistakes.
Shaye Sinde
- Shaye Sinde, Greenville, SC
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I Believe that Being able to adapt to all different environment is essential to Being human
David
- David, Portland, Or
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being human means that you can think for yourself, you make mistakes, you can decide rationally, and you have instincts.
Jasmine Watson
- Jasmine Watson, United States of America
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Being Human is Being Imperfect.
Mage
- Mage, California
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We are hominids; making fire, getting an education, having human rights, and lastly, we are the Top Predator.
Sanghyun Han
- Sanghyun Han, chennai
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To love cats
Olive
- Olive, Waunakee,WI
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Being human means to create and engage in meaningful relationships with others, with oneself, and with the world
Allison
- Allison, Louisville, KY
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To have the ability to record thoughts, history and ideas.
James
- James, Maryland
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We are humans because that is who we choose to see ourselves as. If we evolve into another species, will we still call ourselves Human?
Jesse
- Jesse, Florida
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To be smart enough to know what's going on around you, and intelligent enough to know how to make it better.
Tori
- Tori , Illinois
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I think being human means having humanity in the form of love, respect, being able to help others without expecting anything in return etc
Thabang Matlaila
- Thabang Matlaila, Sacred Heart College
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