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Published: 1st September 2021
Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Preliminism. Available: https://www.astronism.com/astronary/astroeschatology/preliminism. Last accessed [enter date e.g. 1st Sept 2021].
the belief that extraterrestrial life hasn’t yet been found because humanity exists too early in the course of The Cosmos for any other sentient or sapient life to have evolved elsewhere. Contrasted with dilatism.
DERIVATIVES AND ALTERNATIVE PHRASES
Preliminist | ˈ prɪˈ lɪmɪnɪst | adjective & noun
Preliministic | ˈ prɪˈ lɪmɪnɪstɪk | adjective
Preliministically | ˈ prɪˈ lɪmɪnɪstɪk(ə)li | adverb
ORIGINS AND ETYMOLOGY
Astro-English: from Astronese, the word preliminism is inspired from the adjective preliminary denoting “something which precedes” and when adjoined with the suffix -ism which denotes “a belief” of some kind, then comes to form the notion that “extraterrestrial life has not yet been found because humanity exists too early in The Cosmos for any other sentient or sapient life to have evolved elsewhere.”
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