What is human?

  • (adj): Relating to a person.
    Example: "The experiment was conducted on 6 monkeys and 2 human subjects"
    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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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 ... 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 ...
Rat - Culture - Fiction
... Normal vocalizations are very high-pitched, well outside the range of human hearing ... Henri Laborit's theories on evolutionary psychology and human behaviors by using short sequences in the storyline showing lab rat experiments ... 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 ...
Religion And Sexuality - Modern Practice - Christianity - Catholic
... 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 ... he had made, and, behold, it was very good." then the human body and sex must likewise be good ...
Superoxide Dismutase - Types - Human
... of superoxide dismutase are present in humans, in all other mammals, and most chordates ... soluble Crystallographic structure of the human SOD1 enzyme (rainbow colored N-terminus = blue, C-terminus = red) complexed with copper (blue-green. 21 q22.1 SOD2, mitochondrial Structure of the active site of human superoxide dismutase 2 ...
Religion And Sexuality
... sought to 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 ... address the question of a "proper" role for sexuality in human interactions ...

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"
  • (noun): Any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae.
    Synonyms: homo, man, human being
  • (adj): Characteristic of humanity.
    Example: "Human nature"

Famous quotes containing the word human:

    It is visible then that it was not any Heathen Religion or other Idolatrous Superstition, that first put Man upon crossing his Appetites and subduing his dearest Inclinations, but the skilful Management of wary Politicians; and the nearer we search into human Nature, the more we shall be convinced, that the Moral Virtues are the Political Offspring which Flattery begot upon Pride.
    Bernard De Mandeville (1670–1733)

    No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
    Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912)

    The report reflects incredibly terrible judgments, shockingly sparse concern for human life, instances of officials lacking the courage to exercise the responsibilities of their high office and some very bewildering thought processes.
    Jane Jarrell Smith, U.S. widow of American astronaut Michael J. Smith. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 13 (June 30, 1986)