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Published: 1st September 2021

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Desolation. Available: Last accessed [enter date e.g. 1st Sept 2021].


noun  Astroeschatology

a potential fact of the physical cosmos and the present state of human knowledge regarding the question of extraterrestrial life; that there exists no evidence of intelligent life except humans in The Cosmos. Such a prospect holds implications in Astronist eschatology for the destiny and future of humanity.


Desolative | dɛsəˈ leɪtɪv | adjective
Desolatively | dɛsəˈ leɪtɪvli | adverb
Desolatory | dɛsəˈ lət(ə)ri | adjective
Exanimate | ɛkˈ sanɪmət | adjective
Exanimous | ɛkˈ sanɪməs | adjective
Exanimously | ɛkˈ sanɪməslɪ | adverb


Astro-English: from Astronese, the word desolation is used in the context of the debate on extraterrestrial life’s existence in Astronism to denote “a cosmos without life except that on Earth.”

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