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The Proxima Hypothesis – Life Around Every Star

Proxima Centauri is a small red dwarf star located just 4.25 light years away. It is slightly closer to Earth than the famous binary pair of Alpha Centauri A and B. There is an exciting new discovery of a planet around it called Proxima B with amass of roughly 1.3 times that of Earth. It exists in a temperature zone that has possibility of liquid water on it. See this report:
Earliest posts of this blog have described how, if, temperatures are right for water to exist on a planet, life emerges automatically given enough time. Even the presence of water and oxygen is not necessary to begin with since cyano bacteria can create it before oxygen breathing life emerges. The mechanisms as proposed were an extension of the Panspermia hypothesis and it was dubbed as Pansemeria.
A new hypothesis is now proposed based largely  on an intuitive deduction that is not possible to delineate here,

“Every star in the …