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What Does It Mean To Be Human? (VIDEO)

06/09/2015 12:39 pm ET | Updated Jun 09, 2016

What does it mean to be human?

The Big History Project initiative -- a free online program for teachers and students -- recently posed that question to the world in a new video contest, seeking responses from science enthusiasts, educators, and young people.

And HuffPost Science's "Talk Nerdy To Me" series has stepped in to offer our thoughts on what exactly separates the human species from the rest of the animal kingdom -- check out the video above to hear our answer and leave your ideas in the comments below.

C'mon, talk nerdy to me!

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