What Makes Us Human?

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A dying cyberman is comforted by Doctor Who.

Excerpt from Doctor Who where the Doctor comforts a dying cyberman who reverts to her human state just before dying. Raises questions as to what is essential for human life as well as questions on the basic ingredients of the human soul.
From: Dr Who The Age of Steel
First Broadcast : 20 May 2006

Teachers' notes

Age Group : 14-16

Subject : Religious Education

Topic : Meaning and purpose of life, Religion and the media

Keywords : What makes us human?, Doctor Who, Soul, Humanity

Notes : What makes human beings different to animals? What is the most important characteristic of being human? In what ways are humans unique? What do the different religions teach about the soul? What makes a human being? Is humanity unique?


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