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 Death (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Death was an influential death metal band from the United States that was founded in 1983 and dissolved in 1999.
In 1985, after the Infernal Death tape was recorded and released, Schuldiner fired Lee and Rozz in favour of Repulsion's bassist and guitarist, Scott Carlson and Matt Olivio, respectively.
This was issued under the name Chuck Schuldiner, not Death, but their markedly unfinished state and lack of vocals led few to pay attention. /wiki/Death_(band)   (1157 words)

Death was once defined as the cessation of heartbeat (cardiac arrest) and of breathing, but the development of CPR and prompt defibrillation posed a challenge.
Death is the cessation of physical life in a living organism, or the state of the organism after that event.
Identifying the moment of death is even more important in cases of transplantation, as organs for transplant (which, of course, exclude the brain) must be harvested as quickly as possible after the death of the body. /encyclopedia/d/de/death.html   (3495 words)

 Death - research conclusions
Death is a rebirth into a spirit world of light and love, a transition from the physical to the spiritual that is no more frightening or painful than passing between rooms through an open doorway.
Death in the physical is the birth in the spiritual.
Determining the precise time of death is, in fact, medically and scientifically impossible according to cardiologist Michael Sabom, M.D. who states, “It used to be thought that the point of death was a single moment in time. /experiences/research10.html   (2458 words)

Death can harm us indirectly, by making things true that negatively affect our interests, in which case we are harmed directly, during such time as our well-being is lower than it otherwise would have been.
While no actual death (in the process sense) is instantaneous, the idea of an instantaneous death is coherent: it seems possible to imagine a futuristic device that can cause someone to make the transition from being wholly alive to being wholly-not-alive in no time at all.
Death …, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not. /entries/death   (12813 words)
Death and the being called Eternity are said to comprise the mystical essence of the universe: Eternity embodies the principle of life, and Death embodies the principle of mortality.
Death once appeared to the mad Titanian Thanos in the form of a woman with whom he fell so much in love that he was willing to destroy the universe in order to please her.
Death once attempted to destroy Dracula through human pawns because Dracula was depriving it of conquests by creating vampires who were neither truly alive nor truly dead Death failed on that occasion, but Dracula eventually fell victim to permanent destruction. /individuals/d/death.htm   (682 words)

Death penalty advocates, frustrated by the hopelessly impotent pace of applying death sentences are calling for new legislation to shorten the appeals process.
The death penalty is more of an illusion of justice than a viable threat to the 3600 + inmates on death row who are more likely to die of old age than a lethal injection.
At least 10% of all death row inmates are probably innocent, and a horrifyingly large number of inmates are mentally ill or juvenile offenders. /deathpen.html   (1524 words)

 Kearl's Guide to the Sociology of Death: Death Across Time and Space
Death may be considered either as the end of existence or as a transition to another state of being or consciousness.
With the increasing privatization of death and the institutionalization of the dying, by the mid-1900s death denial was to become the reigning orientation.
While the death ethos of historical societies was shaped by the prevalence of unanticipated and premature deaths, death now typically occurs upon the conclusion of full, completed lives. /~mkearl/death-1.html   (3065 words)

 Death (
Sixteen garment workers were crushed to death in a stampede in Bangladesh that was caused by a faulty fire alarm; the gates on the factory's eight floors had been locked to prevent workers from leaving.
A judge in Manhattan ruled that the federal death penalty is unconstitutional; the judge wrote that the number of exonerations due to DNA evidence demonstrated that there is an “undue risk of executing innocent people” and that capital punishment thus violates the constitutional right to due process.
Arafat said that he wished for a martyr's death and was for a time reduced to a single candle for light as he listened to the muffled Hebrew of his captors through the walls. /Death.html   (4205 words)

 Kearl's Guide to Sociological Thanatology
death and life expectancy rates to gauge social progress, compare national homicide rates to infer the stability of social structures, or compare death rates of different social groups to ascertain social inequalities.
Death is a catalyst that, when put into contact with any cultural order, precipitates out the central beliefs and concerns of a people.
In his study of patients having had brushes with death, cardiologist Michael Sabom (Recollections of Death: A Medical Investigation, 1976) found that for the 43 percent who had near-death experiences, the experience did more to change the depth and direction of their approach to life than had any other life event. /~mkearl/death.html   (991 words)

 Death - Florida Death Metal
Death's riffs hold together on the personality of their phrasing, through either simple variations in rhythm or the declarative, inexorable feel to their structure which leads one to worship the resolution as Leviathan, the center and the connecting way.
Death chose hardcore simplicity and melodramatic, Venom-esque demonstrative music but twisted it into something more relevant, music which encompassed the changing mood of generations and minds: from the hippie rationalism of speed metal to the nihilistic violence of death metal and its lurking darker cousin, black metal.
Their first three albums are simple death metal, and with "Human" they went progressive, but reverted to a technical heavy metal style for later works, which are overpraised. /metal/death.html   (477 words)

Death is inevitable, and sometimes there are events that are inescapable as well.
In the tarot (and in life I would suggest) Death is not a permanent end, but a transition into a new state.
Death is not something that happens once to our bodies. /maj13.htm   (289 words)

 Helping Your Child Deal With Death
This may be a good time to share any spiritual beliefs you have about death, and explain the meaning of the mourning rituals that you and your family will observe.
Often, children in this age group personify death and think of it as the "boogeyman" or a ghost or a skeleton.
As your teen's understanding about death evolves, questions may naturally come up about his or her own mortality and vulnerability. /parent/positive/talk/death.html   (1394 words)

 Black Death [encyclopedia]
The information about the death toll varies widely from source to source, but it is estimated that about a third of the population of Europe died from the outbreak in the mid-1300s.
The Black Death (also The Plague, and latter the Black Plague) was a devastating epidemic in Europe in the 14th century which is estimated to have killed about a third of the population.
Sometimes, the term "Black Death" is used for all outbreaks of plague and epidemics. /History/Events/BlackDeath   (913 words)

The character "Death" is a registered trademark of DC Comics.
(When I showed up at the Con' and they asked me when I'd have my Death piece finished, I figured it was a good idea) I was also going to do a Tori Amos, but my hotel room had a freak flood the only affected the one corner I had the Illustration board standing in.
Sandman, Issue #8, the issue that introduces Dream's big sister, Death. /Z/zen/Death.html   (321 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Death
Death in Cyberspace - A social and cultural analysis of the development of funeral and mourning practices on the internet.
Death, Loss and Bereavement - Articles on how to deal with death and suicide, and how to communicate with others about the illness.
Life after death - A comprehensive examination of the various types of evidence for and against an afterlife. /Society/Death   (832 words)

Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. /~gm84/gibran27.html   (250 words)

The death of a child is the hardest to accept.
The first year after the death is particularly difficult because it is full of "firsts." The first Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc. without the loved one; the first birthday that passes by, the first vacation, and so on.
The annual anniversary of the death is a painful time. /Jeri10/Death.html   (5142 words)

 Death definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
The common law standard for determining death is the cessation of all vital functions, traditionally demonstrated by "an absence of spontaneous respiratory and cardiac functions." 4.
A determination of death must be made in accordance with accepted medical standards." This definition was approved by the American Medical Association in 1980 and by the American Bar Association in 1981.
Regular Exercise Cuts Women's Sudden Cardiac Death Risk /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=33438   (320 words)

 Welcome to Death - the last taboo
Throughout the world, death and the rituals that surround it are steeped in taboos.
Around death and the dead, cultures put in place diverse restrictions and practices associated with clothing, food and ritual.
This website explores what happens to us when we die and the different ways we deal with death.   (65 words)

 Death Metal Reviews
Death metal denies inherent value in tone and ideal, and deconstructs the overbearing sense of world and social bounds around us with primal music bearing complexity in texture and theme.
The music and lifestyles of the death metal genre employ intuition and logic to replace deconstructed illusion with structuralist sensibility and a sensitivity toward existential value.
Where speed metal and hardcore warned us of the apocalypse, death metal assumed it as society wailed on toward demise with a whimper and not any drastic warning-type motion. /metal/about/deathmetal.html   (175 words)

You must be strong in facing the death of a loved one for the sake of the survivors.
Death is the end; we must accept that there is nothing after that.
Now that you have a better understanding of your perception of death, you are ready to pursue a creative outlet to explore death further. /grief/death.htm   (1987 words)

 The Death Clock - When Am I Going To Die?
To view your Death Clock, simply complete the fields in the form to the left and hit the “Check Your Death Clock” button.
Death Clock: The Internet's friendly reminder that life is slipping away...
Welcome to the Death Clock(TM), the Internet's friendly reminder that life is slipping away...   (174 words)

 Death - Wikiquote
Death slue not him, but he made death his ladder to the skies.
"Death, the most dreaded of evils, is therefore of no concern to us; for while we exist death is not present, and when death is present we no longer exist." ~Epicurus
"Death is for the living and not for the dead." --Floyd McClure in Gates of Heaven /wiki/Death   (1708 words)

 Astrology: Insights into Astrology: DEATH
If we refrain from predicting death because we can never be certain, then we should be careful about the implication of our words regarding a chart that did result in death.
There are modern astrologers however who will argue that death leaves no markers in the native's chart because death is a non-traumatic transition --like walking across a threshold -- and that therefore it can better be detected through a loved-one's chart as a grieving period.
According to Astrologers the potential for death can be gleaned from a chart and that certain markers can be identified which point to a life-threatening time.   (415 words)

 Death Penalty Information Center
A state Senate commission is preparing a study of California's death penalty system, and members of the commission participated in the conference.
Judges should be prohibited from overriding a jury's recommendation of a life sentence to impose a sentence of death.
Although death sentences have declined around the country, they have dramatically increased in Jefferson County, Alabama, since 1993 when state legislators expanded the death penalty to include drive-by shootings.   (1319 words)

 Death Valley National Park, California ( - explore, visit, services, and the best of Death Valley National Monument
The peak has already passed for the floor of Death Valley itself, but are nearing peak at elevations of about 2000 feet, as well as in the neighboring Panamint, Saline and Amargosa valleys.
For generations now, Death Valley enthusiasts have gathered in Death Valley to commemorate the epoch passage of the lost 49'ers through the Valley.
Click here for a Wildflower Report in PDF format by Death Valley National Park that is updated periodically by staff.   (610 words)

 Technorati Tag: Death
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Posts tagged Death per day for the last 30 days. /tag/Death   (494 words)

 Quotes and Sayings about Death
Death is a release from the impressions of sense, and from impulses that make us their puppets, from the vagaries of the mind, and the hard service of the flesh.  ~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Death is a distant rumor to the young.  ~Andrew A. Rooney
Death is patiently making my mask as I sleep.&; Each morning I awake to discover in the corners of my eyes the small tears of his wax.  ~Philip Dow /death.html   (1723 words)

 When Somebody Dies
This may be the hardest kind of death for families and friends to deal with because it happens so fast.
The best we can do is accept death as a fact of life.
There are many things about death we do not know and may never know. /kid/feeling/emotion/somedie.html   (916 words)

 After-Death Communication (ADC): Hello From Heaven! by Bill and Judy Guggenheim
An After-Death Communication (ADC) is a spiritual experience, which occurs when you are contacted directly and spontaneously by a deceased family member or friend, without the use of psychics, mediums, rituals, or devices of any kind.
The ADC Project was created in May, 1988 to conduct the first in-depth research of After-Death Communications.
experiences and bereavement support for those grieving the death of a loved one.   (230 words)

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