Which form is correct?

"This is how the honest human heart look" or "This is how the honest human's heart look", and why?

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    The difference is whether honest refers to the person or their heart. But it could be both: an honest person has an honest heart (but this is metaphoric). So the first sentence is synecdoche for the second. – Barmar Apr 20 '14 at 4:23

Aside from the fact that "look" should be "looks" in both cases, neither form is more correct than the other. I prefer the former just because the possessive is unnecessary.

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