Humanity as a species constitutes its own reality. Human being is derivative being, made up of the stuff of both the physical and the spiritual universes, and integrating them in a psychological way through the unit of the personality. Humanness therefore is both our own individual experience but always known within the context of the collective experience of humanity. For in some final way, "human being" refers organically to the whole reality.
An individual living creature (being) of the human species, Homo sapiens. The term describes only the biological nature of the entity, not any philosophical or religious concepts that many attach to what it means to "be human". The individual progresses through stages of development, changing habitat at birth, but remaining the same individual and species throughout the process. Often confused by the bio-ignorant with isolated living cells such as gametes which do not proceed through a life cycle. Bio-ignoramuses also often define the term as a biological entity on the basis of philosophical criteria that are irrelevant to biology.
a unified being constituted of two factors (matter and form, body and soul, hylomorphism, psychosomaticism-the unity of spirituality and sexuality) which have the potential for "coming apart," resulting in what we commonly call death
a unique individual, a human soul, with all that we prize in humanity -- the capacity to love, to cry, to admire beauty, to procreate, to think, to be self-conscious of one's existence, and to have free will
a very special form of life, based on the carbon atom complex organic chemical processes whose soul is the most complex naturally occurring information processing algorithm in the universe and can easily pass the Turing test
a physical and spiritual being, created by God, whose final goal is to find happiness by accepting the perfectly unconditional love of God for all eternity, and by giving ourselves away in love to others (even when this requires suffering)
a natural radiator of a broad and complex electronic wavelength which, while falling mainly in the infrared range, also has short wave components, long wave components and even a very small amount in the microwave range, etc
a wave on the ocean of the world, a fleeting and unstable, yet perfectly visible form of uncertain origin, a form whose borders are constantly shifting and whose ontology is nothing but the visible traces of its own primordial origins