What is death? Death is when something with life dies. Does that mean plant death? No. God tells us in Leviticus and many other places that life is in the blood of the creature. "For as for the life of all flesh, its blood is identified with its life."And we're supposed to take Creationists seriously?
So, death is when someone or something with blood in it dies.
And you've got to appreciate how amazingly inept these people are at logic. Take out the nonsensical qualification in the last sentence and you get, "death is when someone or something ... dies."
What an amazingly profound and useful definition. Really, does that qualify as circular reasoning? It doesn't even go in a circle. It just sits in one spot. This is supposed to be "upper-level science with the most in-depth, insightful science curriculum"?
I don't think I'll be buying any of her textbooks.