Agnosticism is a philosophical view which does not confirm or reject the belief in supernatural existences. The belief in a god and immortality is unsure and the Agnost is aware of this uncertainty. The word Agnosticism is determined from the Greek language Gnosis (knowing) and the preverb a (no). Literally is an Agnost somebody who (it) doesn’t know, who does not know if there is a god and immortality. This uncertainty is the strengths of Agnosticism and therefore we say; ‘In Doubt We Trust’.
Please read more about agnosticism in the article: The agnostic state: a Model for the whole of Europe?
An article by: Paul Cliteur, Gelijn Molier and Machteld Zee

Meritocracy means a governance which is based upon merits (merites, merit). The word is created by Michael Young, who used it in a satirical book The Rise of Meritocracy (1958). In the Western world (Europe and North America) this is more and more seen as an favourable model but in practise not easily to implement because there are many causes for unequal chances for individuals due to family backgrounds, religions, ethnical differences and sexual habits. The existences of Royal families, and over representation of certain groups in governments is the daily evidence that we do not live in a meritocracy.