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What makes us human?

  1. Docmo profile image93
    Docmoposted 7 years ago

    What makes us human?

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    Butch Newsposted 7 years ago

    Not sure what the question is.  Human is the name of our species.  It's a term for homo sapiens.

    As regards other mammals, our significant difference is sophisticated use of language and tools and our ability to walk upright continuously.  We also seek revenge which is not a common trait among animals and we recognize ourselves in mirrors.  We are also omnivores which is unusual in the animal world.  We share that trait with pigs.

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    Old Empresarioposted 7 years ago

    We cannot give birth unassisted and our babies take a long time to learn to crawl and walk.

  4. David.Reed profile image50
    David.Reedposted 7 years ago

    Our complex, vast (but only sometimes applied) intelligence, when compared to other animals.

  5. Taleb80 profile image81
    Taleb80posted 7 years ago

    Altough, we have the choice to do whatever we like, there are beliefs stop us & guide us to be honest.

  6. smelloftruth profile image60
    smelloftruthposted 7 years ago

    the recent 2010 DNA research tells us that we are actually different from the assumed evolutionary ancestor thus debunking the assumed bridge

  7. naijainvestor profile image62
    naijainvestorposted 7 years ago

    our emotions, our belief in the supernatural and our ethical values.

  8. akuigla profile image61
    akuiglaposted 7 years ago

    1.72% difference in genetic material from the chimps or
    30% difference in genetic material from the earth worms or
    compassion

  9. Hezzaj profile image55
    Hezzajposted 7 years ago

    Everything that sets us apart from everything that's not human smile

  10. tinaweha profile image67
    tinawehaposted 7 years ago

    We have compassion for others even when it is not always in our own best interest.

  11. nber profile image54
    nberposted 7 years ago

    we treat our children as if they are kids even when they are 40 years old

  12. 123chri123 profile image40
    123chri123posted 7 years ago

    Read my article titled: How I converted A Monkey to a Househelp Revealed; then you will understand what makes us human.
       Note that,you are an image of God,the creator of all creatures.

  13. mandyf profile image65
    mandyfposted 7 years ago

    our flaws, our intelligence, our ability to be technological and advance in society.

  14. davidrio profile image72
    davidrioposted 7 years ago

    Credit Cards: unlike other species, we seek for things we don`t really need in order to survive

  15. 24news profile image59
    24newsposted 7 years ago

    Human a great word!!

    I am not a good philosopher or expert but try to give this answer in my way. God create human just by considering himself. Give a beautiful globe to leave and all great things to live and maintain the balance of his creature.

    So Human is the greatest animal that have all the things, nothing missing. So if we maintain all balance as given by god, lives life happy, helps other creature and do all the task god decided that is human...... otherwise you know my friends what we are .......

  16. gideonbankole profile image56
    gideonbankoleposted 7 years ago

    Our minds... out of which our emotions, intelligence, spirituality, awareness, will etc wells.

  17. Malcolm_Cox profile image70
    Malcolm_Coxposted 7 years ago

    The fact that we think and feel emotion is probably not enough.  Chimpanzees and many apes think and feel carious emotions.  There is only one thing that separates us from every single species on earth and that is intelligence and the ability of rational and logical thought.

  18. alexmar profile image57
    alexmarposted 7 years ago

    Our feeling, our emotions, our moods, our beliefs, our dreams, our desires, our sense of touch and taste, our mating skills and preferences, the choices we make.

    Being human is being able to deal with the ups and downs of life and never giving into any temptation.

    And last but not least, our ability to accomplish whatever we can dream about.

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    Andy the Greatposted 7 years ago

    A high degree of logical thinking and the qualifications of the mammal family. Or our DNA if you want to get specific.

  20. Ashantina profile image60
    Ashantinaposted 7 years ago

    I'm not sure how to answer this..
    Human: our ability to rationalise.
    or;
    Human [as in we're only 'human']: compassion. a smile. empathy. trial and error... the list goes on...

  21. Kamran100 profile image55
    Kamran100posted 7 years ago

    intelligent,ability of thinking, self esteem, self respect or respect of other people ...get good education and make a good person of society ..that things do differ to animals...

  22. karenfreemansmith profile image60
    karenfreemansmithposted 7 years ago

    The ability for self-sacrifice, when we put someone else's needs before our own.  In those moments we are most human.

  23. hmwriter37 profile image61
    hmwriter37posted 7 years ago

    1)Our free will to do whatever we can imagine if we work hard and put our mind to it. 
    2)Our emotions that impact our way of been prone to evil and good.
    3)Our curiosity to everything around us.

  24. chspublish profile image82
    chspublishposted 7 years ago

    My contribution is... our ability to cry and laugh and make profound statements all in one breath.

  25. RunescapePro profile image56
    RunescapeProposted 7 years ago

    The ability to see beyond just ourselves.

  26. avalencia_25 profile image61
    avalencia_25posted 7 years ago

    The thing that makes us human is our brain/mind because if we didn't have it we wouldn't be able to ask ourselves this question.

  27. neeleshkulkarni profile image42
    neeleshkulkarniposted 7 years ago

    our ability to take informed decisions keeping in mind what is wrong and what is right.
    the fact that of all the species that exist only WE can exist for something beyond eating, resting and mating.
    the fact that only WE have the capacity to realise that we are all part of the divine.

  28. CMCastro profile image79
    CMCastroposted 7 years ago

    The fact is that  we can continually communicate, generate thought with ingenuity of ideas and make intelligent or even non intelligent decisions not only about our present state, reflect on the past, yet plan for the future.  What Really makes our human Nature  different from all other species  that God created is our given  option to choose Right From Wrong, just as Adam and Eve did, and that we are subject to any consequences of our decisions, knowing that this earthly residence is temporary, since the final decision of our Fate is when Jesus returns in God's timing.

  29. jsh_golden profile image56
    jsh_goldenposted 7 years ago

    Our rationality makes us human. Animals only consist of a sub-rational element, such as desires to feed, drink, and sleep. Humans have a conscious and the ability to love, unlike any other creature on this planet. So what make us Human? I would say that it's the ability to think and rationalize to say the least.

  30. Janiferlopz profile image61
    Janiferlopzposted 7 years ago

    Morality,justice and peace ,These three things are very important for being a human

  31. lookatmenow profile image68
    lookatmenowposted 7 years ago

    our ability to create right and wrong is what makes us human, nothing else on this planet can make that choice...also, the way we care about what other people think about us also makes us human

  32. Michelle Callis profile image60
    Michelle Callisposted 7 years ago

    God gave us a soul. No other animal or plant on the earth has one. It is not something people can not replicate through human construction such as cloning.

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