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Cogito Ergo Sum Then the Lord God formed man of the dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living being Genesis 27 The Bible states the above as the moment man became a being and from this being civilization was created To a believer this would answer the question of what a human is However as science has progressed and more abstract ideology has fallen upon the human race this question has come to have many answers I feel that the definition of the term human can be correct in many different ways As a scientific definition one could say a human is a bipedal homo sapien sapien with a spine that attached to the bottom of the skull As a Theologist a human is all the trials and tribulations that we read about in the Bible To me both of these definitions are true but the challenge is finding one definition that spans across all ideology After much thought and distress I have concluded that to be human to be a person is merely to exist I agree with the statement cogito ergo sum or I think therefore I am If all you can prove without doubt is that to exist is to thin k then that is our definition In this paper I will explain and analyze Gregersens seven features of human personhood and refute all of his points to prove my own Gregersens seven features are as follows to be a person is to be labeled with generic characterization to be a person is to exercise rationale to be a person is to hold fast to morals to be a person is to have an identity to be a person is to want to be part of a whole to be a person is to be superior and to be a person is to transcend preceding humans These are
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