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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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 spheres). 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 ... the universals of culture peculiar to all human societies ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
Religion And Sexuality - Modern Practice - Christianity - Catholic
... 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 ... 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): Relating to a person.
    Example: "The experiment was conducted on 6 monkeys and 2 human subjects"
  • (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): Characteristic of humanity.
    Example: "Human nature"

Famous quotes containing the word human:

    O accursed hunger of gold, to what dost thou not compel human hearts!
    Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.)

    It is doubtful whether anyone who has travelled widely has found anywhere in the world regions more ugly than in the human face.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Let us enquire. Who, then, shall challenge the words? Why are they challenged. And by whom? By those who call themselves the guardians of morality, and who are the constituted guardians of religion. Enquiry, it seems, suits not them. They have drawn the line, beyond which human reason shall not pass—above which human virtue shall not aspire! All that is without their faith or above their rule, is immorality, is atheism, is—I know not what.
    Frances Wright (1795–1852)