English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley coined the word “agnostic” in 1869 so it is a relatively recent term, rising in the scientific revolution.Full Glossary Index
Definitions of evil vary, as does the analysis of its motives. Evil can be:
Personal immoral actions or thoughts (though it is not common to relate the word evil to transient thought, rather it is a malignant intent to harm)
Impersonal natural evil (as in the case of natural disasters or illnesses)
A persona of demonic or supernatural/eternal power (See Also: Devil)
Elements that are commonly associated with personal forms of evil involve unbalanced behavior involving anger, revenge, fear, hatred, psychological trauma, expediency, selfishness, ignorance, or neglect.
Where a definition of the moment of death is required, doctors and coroners usually turn to “brain death” or “biological death” to define a person as being dead; people are considered dead when the electrical activity in their brain ceases.
In some cultures, death is seen more as a process of transformation, as consciousness leaving the body to reside in a different dimension, outside of time. This is consistent with emerging scientific views on the relationship of time, matter and energy. (see E=MC2)