What makes us human?

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Post by Sparkletime » 22 Apr 2017, 14:50

I don't think there's anything humans do that animals don't also do (animals have emotions, they have their own logic) and there's nothing a computer can't simulate (yes computers can simulate emotions). Being human is paying into human society. We consider acts "inhumane" when they go against what we've all understood what we've defined as bad in our society and that varies from places and people. Even apes and elephants and merekats have society too and they pay into their own. We've defined ourselves as a certain thing and we can redefine ourselves if immortality happens.
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Post by Chandre » 23 Apr 2017, 09:59

Honestly I think integrity, morals and guilt will be the main emotions. But actually it's all of them. It's just a difference in being good or being bad.

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Post by NerdGirl91 » 27 Apr 2017, 09:50

I think our mortality and emotions make us human. The fact we feel things on such emotional levels we cry or rage when we feel them makes us human. Then the fact we know we will die make our emotions that much stronger.
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Post by Naval Aulakh » 09 Jul 2017, 02:28

Only humans have the power of thinking properly. Even mortality also makes us human.
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Post by kislany » 14 Jul 2017, 10:26

I think we rose above animals and became human when we first learned to make fire and use it to our advantage. To make tools, to think in abstract terms, and to become smarter and smarter.

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Post by Jeconiaomolo » 14 Jul 2017, 11:57

What makes us human beings is the intellect that we posses besides being mortal. We are different from other species of God's creation because we can do things differently and create new things.
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Post by Kinnera » 05 Aug 2017, 20:21

I kind of don't agree. Every living being has emotions, but what makes us human is a belief system that is unique to each one of us. Something like that is developed by each one of us over time, and plays a role in the decisions we make. That's what makes us human.
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Post by Anjum » 03 Dec 2017, 07:58

Our intelligence, emotions and our ability to plan ahead for the future makes human.
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Post by inaramid » 15 Dec 2017, 07:03

It's the fact that we can empathize, thus enabling us to love and care for those around us. The true measure of humanity is the ability to view the world through another person's eyes.

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Post by mamalui » 09 Apr 2018, 10:40

hsimone wrote:
06 Feb 2017, 12:34
I also agree with a lot that has been said - the ability to think, feel, adapt, and make choices makes us humans.
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Post by atonykamau » 16 Apr 2018, 09:02

Our intelligence, emotions and our ability to adapt to any situation.

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Post by crediblereading2 » 16 Apr 2018, 11:00

Well, God says, "let us make man in our own image." Every other living thing was spoken into being, but man was formed from the dust of the earth and given dominion over all other creatures.

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Post by Adamusuleiman4195 » 14 May 2018, 01:15

To me what make us a human is the way we perceived and reacts to our social environment

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Post by serendipity 27 » 24 Dec 2018, 12:47

I think what makes us human is our ability to relate to other people and to recognize that we are not alone. I think we lose our humanity when we feel nothing for the people around us. Some of the comments have been about our intelligence, and that having that intelligence is what makes us human. I think that is only a small part of it. We must be intelligent on a deeper level than just common sense.
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