Andover Public Library; Andover, OH
June 19–July 16, 2015
Library patrons were invited to answer to the question "What does it mean to be human?" while visiting the Exploring Human Origins traveling exhibit at the Andover Public Library in Andover, OH.
They wrote their answers on sticky notes which are represented here exactly as they were written, without editing of text; any drawings are described in parentheses.
Very Cool! (It means Everything)
Learned a lot that I didn't knoow. Bob (new line) I'm coming back + bringing my son & his wife. Terriffic! Diana
this is awesome!
Wonderful To Explore
To be human I'm awed by the miracle of evolution + eternally appreciative to being me
To be our self and do what we like to do in the world
It means we get to live and experience this life like no others!
It means we get to ask "Who are we?" Other apes can't do this- we think!
The gift of being curious- which leads to discovery and change
I was nice but I wish there was more hands on activities
To Learn, Grow, Share
The ability to adapt to our environment
The display is interesting + informative in terms of the amount of time required to progress in technology. However the progress in the last 100 years makes me wonder where we will be in the next million years? Are we getting too smart for our own good
Interesting to see all the things that were.
The exhibit was in a very neat format and gave plenty of information out and the naviation was very thought out + fun to do
I love the pi morallres
PLANNING + CIVILITY
To BE ABLE TO REASON
Adapting & ever evolving to our environment & others
Being human lets us anticipate the coming changes so that we can adapt
adapting, survival, compasion - Daniel Hessley
Human Able to form cooperative groups + sustain one another
Being able to over come changes in weather + food supplies
Long Walk Top of food change
I have a brain that allows me to reason and rationalize and think about my origins as a species
To BE ABLE TO DO ALL THINGS TO THINK OF ALL THAT WE CAN DO
Long evolution through time-selection + survival - as communities, which combined with each other to create those things that make us human
To strive to survive in this life as well as belonging to and contributing to one's community
To Be human is to show emotion, crate art, live beyond survival and make calculate decisions.
To be human means you think, decide, and act.
Being human is about taking care of people and showing understanding and having feelings. Human also means having changing history and adapting to the change.
Being human is to love all mankind To care for our surroundings to allow for more growth
being human is being part of a long progressive ever-changing history. Being human is a huge combination of feelings, talents, knowledge, personalities, and diversity in an ever-changing world.
greed Meaningless WARS
TO REMEMBER + LEARN FROM THE PAST AND DREAM OF THE FUTURE
To have feelings like laughter, love + learning.
Having the courage to exist, despite being aware of the inevitability of your death and living your life in a way that makes sure you leave your impact on the world no matter how big or small
Humans can be artistic
To be my best self
Creative & problem-solving
the ability to "think" about "thinking"
SMARTER THAN A MONKEY
6 million Years of evolution BOOM ("BOOM" surrounded by drawing of explosion)
HAVING THE BIGGEST BRAIN
Learning growing Teaching Loving Caring
ability to reason, feel emotions and interact with others
We are compassionate
What makes us human is learning how to take care of things, evolve, and being unique -Amari Rhodes
Being human means being yourself
our Bodies hearts and brains
We make mistakes and we learn from them
Our traits, genetics, and intelligence makes us human
We make mistakes and learn from them We create new and improved technology We have feelings We use our imaginations to create new things M
To have emotions To be yourself To be Anything you want Giavanna Victor
eliminate Human suffering
being human means to have feelings backed up with (?)
HUMANS CAN FEEL EMOTIONS, THEY CAN LEARN, THEY CAN TEACH OTHERS AND THEY CAN INTERACT WITH OTHER HUMANS
We all have feelings & emotions.
We can have emotions and can learn and grow.
what I think is Human is a cilivil organism made from other organsisms Andrew Hall
What makes us human is being able to do things.
To be smart
The capacity to have complex emotions, thoughts, and actions + genetics
to be a really smart species
Humans adapt quickly and change quickly to adapt to climates. Our genetics make us human to.
I think it means to be one of the most intelligent lifeforms on Earth.
Creative + imagination
I think it is our thought love caring and to keep this race going
Oit means to be Loving and caring. To be so advanced
It's cool to know that a long time ago we used to look like apes and now we look like we do now
Bones, brain, ability to have opinions, and talk
We have feelings
To live, to love, to Experience, to think, to Enjoy!
our bodies our personality our clothes our looks our skin Bodey Beckw
To be a R.We all have knowlage
I think knowing what to belive what makes ppl human
how our ansestors developed and changed through millions of years ago. Kaci Kanicki
to have emotions and to be the way you look by genetics. Different personalities you can communicate
to not have fun. to where clothes. to have feelings.
I think what makes me human is to live with a human susity
we make mistakes and learn from them.
being living on earth
Part of being human… "…Not the strongest, not the most intelligent survives but the most adaptable to change…" Also showing emotions!!
To be so advanced over a few million years
That you are compassionate and loyal. also to be kind.
To be human means to be yourself
Humans are Advanced primates Humans change quickly to adapt to things to help them survive
A Living, Breathing, and moving object that started out as an ape. Emily Weeks
To be respectful, understanding, have laughter, be responsible, despair something, and most of all, BE HAPPY!! (two dots on exclamation points made into eyes for smiley face)
A living breathing mamal that should be loyal and kind while realizing that there is a reason to stay alive -Kelly Story
What makes us human? We are different from every other creature on the planet yet we resemble every other creature on the planet. We are all alike but different. That’s what makes us human.
Ability to Adapt to your environment for survival
Understanding (thought bubble drawn around word)
Our History and relatives
To be human is to be empathetic & compassionate. We want to share our stories & learn as much as possible
Living together farming- use of tools
use tools (drawing of what is presumably a tool)
process thoughts no two (people added on back) are the same
Human is… being able to experience life and retell the story of it
CAN THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE
Great! (exclamation mark is a pattern)
WE ARE RESPONSIBLE! FOR THE EARTH!
We have been very negative of environmental issues
We use tools, our brains, and we socialize with others.
To be able to come to a logical conclusion regarding various, changing, circumstances
To be able to adopt
To be able to communicate
To be able to communicate & to PLAN to "go beyond" (STAR TREK)
An amazing Randomsequence of evolutionary events
We are constantly evolving!
To be able to love (heart) Denno
Rich, evolutionary history
To have a family
TO LOVE, TO CRY, TO HAVE LIFELING FAMILY & FRIENDS, TO BE HAPPY, TO GET ANGRY, TO BE CREATIVE, INVENTIVE, TO BE CONSTRUCTIVE YET ALSO SADLY DESTRUCTIVE OF OUR HUMANITY & THE WORLD
To belong to a social group around a hearth
To be human means we have a belief of why we are here, which gives meaning to our existence
TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO WONDER
Being able to love others
To be human is to be a breathing, moving animal
Comprehension of who we are
To achieve our full potential whoever and wherever we are
Thinking Beyind themselves Abstract thinking Modifying their environment greatly
TO ORGANIZE AND ATTEND WONDERFUL EXHIBITS SUCH AS THIS (smiley face)
the opportunity of "choice"to love passionately to laugh loud, + to embrace life each day as a gift
ability to show kindness + to laugh
If you are human, you have physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects to your being
Our Genetic Making
walk upright more deffinitive speech & thought process
To be Human is to be created in the image of the Living God!
CHEESEBURGERS + COLD BEER
To be human? To have our intellect + will = emotions
LEFT TO OUR OWN DEVICES- WE SCREW UP, AGAIN! NO REGUARD TO PLANNING
To be human… us unique, exisisting and always changing
TO CARE FOR THE EARTH, AS IT SUPPORTS, WE NEED IT TO PROTECT THE ANIMALS + RESOURCES THAT PROTECT US.
Being human means we have the right to love and have hope. Shelba Anderson