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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Some articles on human:

Superoxide Dismutase - Types - Human
... 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. 6 q25 SOD3, extracellular Crystallographic structure of the tetrameric human SOD3 enzyme (cartoon diagram) complexed with copper and zinc cations (orange and grey spheres respectively) ...
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 ... "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 ... illustrates 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 ...
Religion And Sexuality
... sought to address the moral issues that arise from people's sexuality in society and in human interactions ... and reproduction are fundamental elements in human interaction and society worldwide ... 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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "human":

  • (adj): Relating to a person.
    Example: "The experiment was conducted on 6 monkeys and 2 human subjects"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word human:

    One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man.
    John Berger (b. 1926)

    To see ourselves as others see us can be eye-opening. To see others as sharing a nature with ourselves is the merest decency. But it is from the far more difficult achievement of seeing ourselves amongst others, as a local example of the forms human life has locally taken, a case among cases, a world among worlds, that the largeness of mind, without which objectivity is self- congratulation and tolerance a sham, comes.
    Clifford Geertz (b. 1926)

    Whoever regards human beings as a herd and flees them as swiftly as he can will no doubt be overtaken by them and impaled on their horns.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)