DEATH : the act of dying; the end of life; the total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism. the act of dying; the end of life; the total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism.

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I spent part of this morning watching portions of the Mass of Christian Burial for Vincent (Buddy) Cianci, former Mayor of the City of Providence.  It was held in the Roman Catholic Cathedral with the Bishop of Providence Presiding.   I was not a real fan of Buddy Cianci, but his death has caused a great […]

SENTIENT [SEN-shuhnt]: the ability to feel, perceive, or to experience

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Sentient is a Latin word which moved over into English as a way of describing the phenomenon of experience which humans have apart from intelligence.  That is to say, we are able to identify the various stimuli, processes, and products of the mind which rely upon thinking, but sentience is a phenomenon which has to do […]