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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Religion And Sexuality - Modern Practice - Christianity - Catholic
... 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 ...
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-gre. 21 q22.1 SOD2, mitochondrial Structure of the active site of human superoxide dismutase 2 ...
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 ... in the country 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 ...
Rat - Culture - Fiction
... Normal vocalizations are very high-pitched, well outside the range of human hearing ... illustrates Henri Laborit's theories on evolutionary psychology and human behaviors by using short sequences in the storyline showing lab rat experiments ... 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 ...
Religion And Sexuality
... address the moral issues that arise from people's sexuality in society and in human interactions ... Sexuality and reproduction are fundamental elements in human interaction and society worldwide ... Furthermore, "sexual restrictions" is one of the universals of culture peculiar to all human societies ...

More definitions of "human":

  • (adj): Characteristic of humanity.
    Example: "Human nature"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word human:

    For my own part, I commonly attend more to nature than to man, but any affecting human event may blind our eyes to natural objects. I was so absorbed in him as to be surprised whenever I detected the routine of the natural world surviving still, or met persons going about their affairs indifferent.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    By contrast with history, evolution is an unconscious process. Another, and perhaps a better way of putting it would be to say that evolution is a natural process, history a human one.... Insofar as we treat man as a part of nature—for instance in a biological survey of evolution—we are precisely not treating him as a historical being. As a historically developing being, he is set over against nature, both as a knower and as a doer.
    Owen Barfield (b. 1898)

    The crown of literature is poetry. It is its end and aim. It is the sublimest activity of the human mind. It is the achievement of beauty and delicacy. The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes.
    W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1966)