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Published: 1st September 2021

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


noun  Astroeschatology

belief in or support for any worldview other than cosmocentrism (such as anthropocentrism or geocentrism), namely to suggest that doing so maintains humanity’s state in the Antipode (opposed to the centrality of the astronomical world) hence such a position holds negative consequences for transcension.


Isolist | ʌɪsəˈ lɪst | adjective & noun
Isolistic | ʌɪsəˈ lɪstɪk | adjective
Isolistically | ʌɪsəˈ lɪstɪk(ə)li | adverb


Astro-English: from Astronese, the word isolism is based on the word isolation which denotes “a situation in which something is far apart from others” and which when conjoined to the suffix -ism comes to denote “the assertion that extraterrestrial life exists but as such a rarity that humanity will not survive for long enough either to find such life let alone to come into physical contact with it.”

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