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Published: 1st September 2021

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


noun  Astroeschatology

belief in the existence of extraterrestrial life in The Cosmos other than humanity but that such life does not equate to or supersede the level of intelligence of humanity itself.


Sentientist | ˈ sɛntɪəntɪst | adjective & noun
Sentientistic | ˈ sɛntɪəntɪstɪk | adjective
Sentientistically | ˈ sɛntɪəntɪstɪk(ə)li | adverb


Astro-English: from Astronese, the adjective sentient in Astronism takes on a slightly different though still related meaning to its general usage; in Astronist contexts, the adjective refers to “the quality of a species to feel pain, but that the species has not evolved to the degree of the intelligence of humanity”; the use of the suffix -ism denotes “the belief that extraterrestrial life exists but that all of which is below human intelligence.”

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