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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 live, to cry, to die, to eat and to sleep. Caring for one another. Having each others back. To be social.
Andrew Campbell
- Andrew Campbell , Northern Ireland
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To be human means to walk on two feet, communicate with others, using tools, using your brain, and having a social life.
Jenna Jones
- Jenna Jones, England
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To be human is to be created in the image of God. To do as he has commanded us to do through the Bible.
Michelle
- Michelle , CA
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capacity of opposing the thumb to any other digit of same hand
Mario Blanco
- Mario Blanco, west palm beach,florida
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to treat evryone and evry thing the way you want t be treated
xxx
- xxx, Grass valley, Ca USA
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It's human to be made in the image of God, but is now marred because of the fall. It's human to have a soul and a relationship with God.
Christine
- Christine, South Carolina
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Personally, being human is all about realizing our potential by understanding where we come from, although controversial.
Robel
- Robel , Maryland
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Being human is to constantly evolve and make sense of world around us in order to better his chances of survival.
Sadiq Shiakh
- Sadiq Shiakh, Hamilton Ontario Canada
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We are evolved from the earth and called out as ambassadors for all of creation as Image bearers of the living God.
HG
- HG, Floydada, Texas
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Abstract thinking
Radu Mihai Turcu
- Radu Mihai Turcu, Bukarest , Romania
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To have a body, mind, and soul, be able to think, reason, have emotion, and be aware of itself, in both the things seen and unseen.
Rachel
- Rachel, Ohio
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Laughter, Smiles, Thoughtfulness towards others and thoughtfulness about life, Sharing, Exploring, Learning, and Asking Questions
KDdidit
- KDdidit, Great Falls
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We have the ability to change the world - to make Earth a better place or to destroy it.
Melissa Gordon
- Melissa Gordon, Front Royal, Virginia
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To Have A Body, Soul and Spirit
Rachael
- Rachael, Australia
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To be sentient and to have moral obligations to others as well as to have an unconditional right to be treated with dignity and respect
Nikki
- Nikki, UK
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Being made in God's image. God has given man a conscience, heightened communication and emotions, creativity, and a love of justice.
Madison
- Madison, America
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To be aware of the world, and able to perceive it and to reflect on it, but to be bound by your physical senses and unconscious impulses.
Rob
- Rob, Canada
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To be human is to feel compassion and feel emotions.
Tutt Baker
- Tutt Baker, Santa barbra
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the ability to plan, figure things out and then being able to do them as no other animal can
Tom C
- Tom C, Syracuse, NY
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Being human means having DNA and being able to reproduce.
kAITLYN GUERRERO
- kAITLYN GUERRERO, washington D.C
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The ability for abstract thinking including empathy and innovative or creative thinking, communication by language and collective learning.
Remy Raquiza
- Remy Raquiza, Lincoln, Ca.
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Some people act like other animals and stuff but if you are a human you don't act like other things
Elizabeth
- Elizabeth, Colorado
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It means to communicate language, feel, remember long-term, and experience a heart void that can be filled by a relationship with God.
Katelyn
- Katelyn, Lakeland, FL
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to know how to think and be able to change
maria
- maria, portugal
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Being human means having an awareness that he is different from other beings and capable of thinking beyond his experience.
Angga Hendrawan
- Angga Hendrawan, Indonesia
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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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Did you know the 1st word was danger? We communicated back then and do so now in different ways! This is what it means to be human.
OS
- OS, MIDDLE SCHOOL OF PLAINVILLE, PLAINVILLE, CT
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TO understand we are not alone. To share this planet.
Sabaa
- Sabaa, Tanzania
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To be human is to know we have the power to erase all life from this planet and to have enough care not to.
Nick Prescott
- Nick Prescott, Plymouth, NH
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What it means to be human is being a creation by God that finds new discoveries through out life by making their own choice's.
Amy
- Amy , San Diego
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To be aware that life is not without the responsibility of valuing all forms of it, not in dominion but in equanimity and synergy.
J.T.
- J.T., Washington, DC
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To be human is to love others and to glorify God in all we do. This is our purpose and the sole uniqueness we have from animals.
Victoria
- Victoria, Ohio
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to be human meens to serve your purpose in life
alison
- alison, md
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To be human is to think and philosophies life questions
Maja Raja the Indian King of the Chicken Wing
- Maja Raja the Indian King of the Chicken Wing, Maja Raja the Indian King of the Chicken Wings Chicken Wing store
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Humans can reflect upon their own existence and are aware of their mortality. Unique is also their ability to plan for long periods of time.
Maike
- Maike, Hamburg, Germany
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Being human means we are living, breathing beings, containing a soul that gives us a moral code to live by.
Shannon
- Shannon, Greenville, SC
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Being human means to understand that we are more than animals and less than God.
Wyatt
- Wyatt, Somewhere On Earth
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To be human is to be able to think and make decisions base on the thoughts and communicate with people base upon the emotion
Josh
- Josh, Seattle
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Someone with feelings and emotions.
Kat
- Kat, L.A
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Being human means making mistakes, bearing emotions, thinking deeply, and interacting with others to better oneself and those around him.
Lauren
- Lauren, Florence, SC
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