What is human?

  • (noun): Any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae.
    Synonyms: homo, man, human being
    See also — Additional definitions below

Human

Humans (Homo sapiens) are primates of the family Hominidae, and the only extant species of the genus Homo. They originated in Africa, where they reached anatomical modernity about 200,000 years ago and began to exhibit full behavioral modernity around 50,000 years ago.

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Some articles on human:

Superoxide Dismutase - Types - Human
... forms of superoxide dismutase are present in humans, in all other mammals, and most chordates ... SOD1, soluble Crystallographic structure of the human SOD1 enzyme (rainbow colored N-terminus = blue, C-terminus = red) complexed with copper (blue-green sphere) and zinc (grey spheres). 21 q22.1 SOD2, mitochondrial Structure of the active site of human superoxide dismutase 2 ...
Religion And Sexuality
... have sought to address the moral issues that arise from people's sexuality in society and in human interactions ... reproduction are fundamental elements in human interaction and society worldwide ... is one of the universals of culture peculiar to all human societies ...
Rat - Culture - Fiction
... are very high-pitched, well outside the range of human hearing ... a 1980 French film, illustrates Henri Laborit's theories on evolutionary psychology and human behaviors by using short sequences in the storyline showing lab ... In Harry Turtledove's science fiction novel Homeward Bound, humans unintentionally introduce rats to the ecology at the home world of an alien race which previously invaded Earth ...
History Of Ivory Coast
... The date of the first human presence in Ivory Coast (also officially called Côte d'Ivoire) has been difficult to determine because human remains have not been well ... has been interpreted as a possible indication of a large human presence during the Upper Paleolithic period (15,000 to 10,000 BC), or at the minimum, the Neolithic period ...
Religion And Sexuality - Modern Practice - Christianity - Catholic
... Catholicism and sexuality See also Theology of the Body The Catholic Church affirms the sanctity of human life, from conception to natural death ... The Church believes the human being has been created in the "image and likeness of God", and that human life should not be weighed against other values such as economy, convenience, personal ... "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." then the human body and sex must likewise be good ...

More definitions of "human":

  • (adj): Having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings.
    Example: "Human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty"
  • (adj): Relating to a person.
    Example: "The experiment was conducted on 6 monkeys and 2 human subjects"
  • (adj): Characteristic of humanity.
    Example: "Human nature"

Famous quotes containing the word human:

    Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 16:23.

    Jesus to Peter.

    ... the mass migrations now habitual in our nation are disastrous to the family and to the formation of individual character. It is impossible to create a stable society if something like a third of our people are constantly moving about. We cannot grow fine human beings, any more than we can grow fine trees, if they are constantly torn up by the roots and transplanted ...
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)

    I have said many times, and it is literally true, that there is absolutely nothing that could keep me in business, if my job were simply business to me. The human problems which I deal with every day—concerning employees as well as customers—are the problems that fascinate me, that seem important to me.
    Hortense Odlum (1892–?)