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The farther out we peer into the universe, the punier our home planet seems.
What makes us quintessentially human? Fashion!
War, murder, music, art. We would have none without metaphor.
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Our insignificance, and significance, on a cosmic scale
As bodies meld with machines, are we leaving ourselves behind?
You choose what makes humans unique!
Help steer where the magazine goes by sharing your feedback and ideas.
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Nautilus readers delve further into the idea that metaphors make us human.
A sampling of the most lively discussions from Nautilus’ first month.
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Nautilus readers vote on what they think makes humans special.
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