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
... 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 ... "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 ...
Rat - Culture - Fiction
... Normal vocalizations 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 rat ... 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 ...
Religion And Sexuality
... from people's sexuality in society and in human interactions ... and reproduction are fundamental elements in human interaction and society worldwide ... "sexual restrictions" is one of the universals of culture peculiar to all human societies ...
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 preserved in the ... 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 ...
Superoxide Dismutase - Types - Human
... Three 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. 21 q22.1 SOD2, mitochondrial Structure of the active site of human superoxide dismutase 2 ...

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:

    Of moral purpose I see no trace in Nature. That is an article of exclusively human manufacture—and very much to our credit.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    To see self-sufficiency as the hallmark of maturity conveys a view of adult life that is at odds with the human condition, a view that cannot sustain the kinds of long-term commitments and involvements with other people that are necessary for raising and educating a child or for citizenship in a democratic society.
    Carol Gilligan (20th century)

    We can see nothing whatever of the soul unless it is visible in the expression of the countenance; one might call the faces at a large assembly of people a history of the human soul written in a kind of Chinese ideograms.
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)