humanities

Definitions

  • Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
    Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n humanities studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills) "the college of arts and sciences"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE MEDAL OF THE ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY THE MEDAL OF THE ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY
One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown with other refuse into a well behind the row house. The logical inference is that a rebel or criminal had been hanged, drawn, and quartered One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown...
Adaptation of the human form Adaptation of the human form
The Little Folks Humane Society The Little Folks Humane Society
Druids prepare to make a human sacrifice Druids prepare to make a human sacrifice
First Page of the Speculum Humanæ Salvationis First Page of the Speculum Humanæ Salvationis

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ants stretch when they wake up. They also appear to yawn in a very human manner before taking up the tasks of the day.
    • pl Humanities in Scotland, grammar, rhetoric, Latin, Greek, and poetry, so called from their humanising effects
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Quotations

  • Albert Einstein
    Albert%20Einstein
    “We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.”
  • Johnson
    Johnson
    “Being reproached for giving to an unworthy person, Aristotle said, I did not give it to the man, but to humanity.”
  • Thurgood Marshall
    Thurgood Marshall
    “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”
  • George Moore
    George%20Moore
    “After all there is but one race -- humanity.”
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris%20Murdoch
    “Human affairs are not serious, but they have to be taken seriously.”
  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “It's great to be great, but it's greater to be human.”

Idioms

To err is human, to forgive divine - This idiom is used when someone has done something wrong, suggesting that they should be forgiven.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. humanitashumanushomo, a man.

Usage

In literature:

Three thousand years of human life, and this the result!
"Heart of Man" by George Edward Woodberry
His great business was to hate the human race.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
It represents a genuine theory of the human soul, and of human freedom.
"Old and New Masters" by Robert Lynd
And he thinks it worth doing because it is human, and the record of what is human is always of worth to man.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke
He therefore relied on other kinds of knowledge than that which springs direct from the human mind.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
They truly are men and women of "flesh and bones," human, terribly human.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
But unless there were some human element in the Deity, he could not reveal himself so in a human life.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
That could never change under human effort.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Lizard like human forms.
"Life in a Thousand Worlds" by William Shuler Harris
Is human history to prove a story told by an idiot, or does it "signify" something?
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
For it exists by virtue of a human impulse and in answer to a human need.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
Great literature and art are not national but human.
"The Unity of Civilization" by Various
Wealth depends on human valuation.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
He was willing to stand between a human being and his freedom.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
It has relations to nature, and especially to human society.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
There are human vermin, human scorpions and vipers.
"Judges and Ruth" by Robert A. Watson
It was a human interest, a human sympathy.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
Isaiah was no exception to this human fashion.
"The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)" by George Adam Smith
He could no longer rail at human beings, nor disclaim his own human origin.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden
They are the brood of Kali, girt round with human skulls.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
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In poetry:

Hide me from S. Michael
With his flaming sword:—
Thou can'st understand me,
O my Human Lord!
"Homo Factus Est" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
My friends will me forget;
But why should I regret?
Nor human love nor hate
I then reciprocate.
"Of Death And Life" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
For fate is master here,
He laughs at human wiles;
He sceptres every tear,
And fetters any smiles.
"Inevitable" by Abram Joseph Ryan
I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,
some thrive on comedy.
"Human Family" by Maya Angelou
Where she stands, our mother Mary,
In her human majesty,
Nearest to the sanctuary
Of the awful Trinity.
"The Annunciation" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
And the sorrows and the cares,
And vexations unawares,
Whereof human frailty fares,
Lord! Thou knowest;
"Thou Knowest" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Mentally ill patients suffer from severe abuse at psychiatric hospitals and so-called healing centers in Ghana, with many chained to trees and even denied water, a human rights group said Tuesday.
Central City Opera's "Three Decembers" achingly human and real.
The acidity in the oceans is rising, which will ultimately threaten marine animals, the seafood industry, and the health of humans who consume the affected shellfish.
The company's customers include Habitat for Humanity and several Southern California homebuilders.
Human Rights Watch has released a report suggesting that waterboarding, a form of torture that President George W Bush's administration insisted was only practiced on three detainees, was more widespread than previously known.
Together with acoustics graduate student Brian Monson, Hopkin has investigated the "ideal" acoustic of the human voice at least for singers in the operatic style.
Not by human beings of course, but by ants, termites and beetles, each of which developed forms of fungi gardening.
The recent growth in the vaccine market has led to renewed interest in using adherent human cell lines for vaccine production.
One reason the human body cannot fight off an HIV infection is because a single protein the virus produces thwarts human defenses, a new study says.
The Human Face And The Human Cost Of War.
Paul Kurtz, a philosopher whose advocacy of reason ahead of faith helped define contemporary secular humanism , died on Saturday at his home in Amherst, N.Y. " Humanism is basically Satan's philosophy and program," the evangelist H.
The History of Humanism Humanism as an organized, provisional philosophy is relatively new but it is the product of several millennia of human growth and development.
With the help of human instructors, a robot has learned to talk like a human infant, learning the names of simple shapes and colors.
Safety Against Cervical Precancer and Cancer Following Negative Human Papillomavirus and Papanicolaou Test Results in Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Infected Women.
A grand vision, both human and humane.
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In science:

In the secrecy-amplification phase, the secrecy of a pre-shared weak secret, i.e. a human memorable password that may be vulnerable against off-line attack, is amplified to a strong secret, i.e. a keying material that is secure even against off-line attack.
Pretty-Simple Password-Authenticated Key-Exchange Protocol
Lindell. “Session-key generation using human passwords only”.
Pretty-Simple Password-Authenticated Key-Exchange Protocol
Yung. “Session-key generation using human passwords only”.
Pretty-Simple Password-Authenticated Key-Exchange Protocol
Various explanations have been suggested: according to one of them, the human cognitive and psychological constitution, trained over the years to look for patters and trends (even where there are none) is “blind” when it comes to see randomness.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
What about making errors? Are human mathematicians less prone to errors? This is a difficult question which requires more attention.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
Indeed, our glimpses of mathematics seem to be “revealed” through physical ob jects, i.e. human brains, silicon computers, quantum Turing machines, etc., hence, according to Deutsch , they have to obey not only the axioms and the inference rules of the theory, but the laws of physics as well.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
This research was supported by the Israel Science Foundation, founded by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Symmetry-breaking instability in a prototypical driven granular gas
This research was supported by the Israel Science Foundation, founded by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grant No. 02-01-00734).
Symmetry breaking and coarsening of clusters in a prototypical driven granular gas
G with dynamics ∆ obeying equation 2, where the human notion of future and past do not exist.
Coassociativity breaking and oriented graphs
For example, Terveen and Hill survey content-based and collaborative filtering syst ems in a human-computer interaction (HCI) context [109].
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Employing a pay-per-use model for recommender systems, where human experts rate items, is a viable, though less dynamic, option.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Terveen et al. evaluated their weight metric by comparing PHOAKS recommendations to those provided in frequently asked question lists (FAQs) which are created by human judges of quality.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
An open research question is if computers, as opposed to humans, can construct short referral chains via an algorithmic procedure.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Although human satisfaction is not considered in this analysis, the evaluation techniques introduced in have become a de facto standard for recommender systems .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
The interest and need for such research, including possibly usability evaluations, on extant and new streamlined UIs for recommenders systems, is re flected in a r ecent ACM Transactions of Computer-Human Interaction call for papers [111].
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
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