human activity


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n human activity something that people do or cause to happen
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  • Bertrand Russell
    “All human activity is prompted by desire.”
  • Hannah Arendt
    “We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.”
  • Edward De Bono
    Edward De Bono
    “Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.”
  • Lionel Trilling
    “Literature is the human activity that make the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.”
  • Alan Brien
    Alan Brien
    “I have done almost every human activity inside a taxi which does not require main drainage.”
  • Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza
    “The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.”


In literature:

But, Jones asked himself, what are the fundamental principles of human activity?
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
It has arisen under the pressure of human wants and resulting activities.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
At the origin of each of these three branches of human activity we find an acquired idea.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
There is an intense activity of humanity.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
How utterly remote from anything that human beings understood lay the sources of their elusive activities.
"Lords of the Housetops" by Various
His was a life of strenuous human activity, physical and mental.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
Why do you not recognize the desirability of forcing your people into every avenue of human activity?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
They show very few signs of life and humanity of a Sunday or a holiday, but are active enough at other times.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
At the same time his mind was ever active in devising new schemes for the welfare of humanity.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
In fact, progress must be sought for in all phases of human activity.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar

In news:

The invasion of the Cuban treefrog is a case study in what happens when an interloper that is a prolific breeder enters a new environment through human commercial activity.
Scientists working at Boston's Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the funding help of hometown hero and Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, are working on a special, almost magical gel that replicates the activity of a human vocal cord .
"The goal of this plan is not to reduce bobcat populations anywhere in the state, since bobcats cause few conflicts with human interests or activities," the management plan states.
There has been increased mosquito- borne disease activity and The risk of transmission to humans has increased.
Disturbed by human noise and activity from their routines of gathering food and caring for their young, their eyes, their postures often ask the same question: What are you doing here.
How do we know Human Activities have caused Global Warming.
The Ladies in White were part of a crackdown on activism for International Human Rights Day this week.
Though the event was put on to entertain dogs while raising money for the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, fun activities for the dog owners were available the entire day.
Participants from all over the country are excavating a Caddo Indian site that has traces of human activity from up to 4000 years ago.
Sexual activity is the sole reason for the existence of humanity and so, these kinds of a sexual enhancement drug can be of high demand.
The Human Rights Campaign is condemning Chick-fil-A for continuing to actively raise money for anti-LGBT organizations like the Marriage and Family Foundation.
Rick Perry was more than happy to embrace the anti-science title in Wednesday's GOP debate, repeating the claim that the "science isn't settled" on the question of whether human activity is causing the planet to heat up.
Recent work showed that at least 80 percent of the human genetic code, or genome , is active.
Nesbitt was an amateur student of strange human activities.
When the human body does not stay active is assumes something is wrong.

In science:

Overconfidence in human activity is prolific; research shows that in relatively complex problems, humans are consistently overconfident.
Exploring Human Factors in Spreadsheet Development
Context and Consciousness: Activity Theory and Human Computer Interaction. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press.
Exploring Peer Review in the Computer Science Classroom
The positive feedback is partially due to imitation and herding among humans, who are actively trading the asset.
The Financial Bubble Experiment: advanced diagnostics and forecasts of bubble terminations
It is based on the use of an active robot user - a simulated model of a human user.
Learning an Interactive Segmentation System
Context and Consciousness: Activity Theory and Human-Computer Interaction.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications