Proxima BProxima B

The Nearest Star


Alpha Centauri System
Alpha Centauri System

The closest star system to our own is the Alpha Centauri trinary system. Yep that system has three suns. Alpha, Beta, and Proxima. As it happens we now have data from the Kepler probe and it appears the James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to scan this system with particular emphasis on Proxima. There are planets around all of these stars. Some of them are in those star’s green zone meaning they potentially harbor life. The buzz among researchers is to get the JWST to look for artificial light from the dark side of Proxima B. If that is detected then we know there is not only life there but it is sentient and advanced enough to create such lighting at a minimum. All of which is exciting news and potentially means we might have to rethink a thing or two here on our own little corner of the unified Universe. It also seems that Proxima B is gravitationally locked to its star like our moon is to the Earth, which means its dark side always faces away from the star. That star is also much cooler than ours so the habitat zone is closer into the star.

SciFi folks take note, this does not mean necessarily that the aliens next door are automatically warping over here. It’s pretty clear they aren’t at this point, but that also doesn’t mean they aren’t using another means to the same ends. As pointed out in the earlier post we made there are all sorts of rogue materials in the interstellar medium, including other star systems dragging their siblings around. They leave all sorts of perturbations in their wake through the galaxy. Just because they are not right here right now does not mean they didn’t zoom past us long ago. For example Scholz’s star which is currently some 20 light years away evidently zoomed pasted us some 70,000 years ago.

Scholz's Star
Scholz’s Star

So even if Proxima B does harbor life statistically speaking that’s probably still where it is. Having said that, simply because the Alpha Centauri System is a trinary system, and presuming that any life developing there is older than our civilization then they likely figured out Elegant Reasonism before we did. The point is that they may have had higher motivation to establish interstellar travel than we do simply because the other stars in their system are closer to them than they are to us (or we them). Does that means interstellar travel is impossible? No, just improbable, but then they may have been at it longer than we’ve been alive. See: In Unification’s Wake, Part 01: Typical Questions. Superficially at least it seems that the journey to them may seem warranted despite all the odds. Potentially fodder for some good stories if nothing else.  Serious contemplation on our part also seems warranted. In any event we may not have long to wait, depending on how long it takes the JWST team to focus on our neighbor over there.

It will be very interesting to compare notes with a neighbor civilization if we are ever able to make first contact. Maybe they accomplished unification early or maybe haven’t done that yet. Only time will tell that story. Until then we will have to entertain ourselves with our imaginations. That was after all one of Einstein’s favorite aspects of humanity.

Scholz’s Star

This binary pair was an astronomical near miss. A large scale Event Frame would have kept this pair in EFPS2 because it was not captured by our system (e.g. the two systems did not merge). The pair almost certainly had planets and materials gravitationally locked. What we know depicted here is about celestial mechanics, but is there any other evidence this Event transpired? It turns out that there is. Humanity was almost wiped out at exactly the same time. Scientists today call it “The Great Bottleneck“. Those who do not understand the totality of what is represented by our original systems review will superficially discuss volcanoes, or iceages or some other terrestrial phenomena. They do that because they are not looking at the holistic tapestry. What are the odds on those two things happening at the same time? What the status quo thinkers know is that the Earth got colder then. What we highly suspect is that somewhere in our database is one or more Perimeters that are the remnants of Events transpiring right here from this system. We don’t know which one because we have thousands and those thousands highly suggest trillions of Perimeters.

Exemplary Sol System

Use our own system as an example. There are planets, and to us a planet is any material that has collapsed under hydrostatic equilibrium to approximate a sphere (we don’t get hung up on tradition), and there are asteroids, etc. Systems drag stuff around with them every bit as much as Shoemaker-Levy Nine were gravitationally locked prior to impact on Jupiter. If we step back then and expect Scholz’s Star to be no different than our own we have an Event Frame with two systems passing extremely close astronomically. The outer materials from both likely interacting. Some few, maybe even only one, merged with our planet resulting in a near ELE. There are two many coincidences for this not to be anything other than compelling.


We are working toward the effective infrastructure capable of presenting, interactively, the results of our original system review including Perimeters. Obviously we have a great deal more work to do in that regard, but what is here already is well more than enough for anyone Gaining The Precipice of unification. Some think that we can simply present the insights and the process is not necessary. That is not our experience. For example, if I said to you that the Continental Drift Theory is highly flawed you would likely look at me as if I were a 4th grader. If I told you the Inflationary Theory vanishes mode shifting the Big Bang you might ask more questions but your skeptical hat is firmly glued in place. Take Continental Drift as a case in point, because it is relevant to this article for reasons that may become more clear in the fullness of time.  Elements on the Periodic Table were fabricated in stellar furnaces or the nucleosynthesis transpiring in the collaps and rebound of supernova events, yet geologists use the mineral zircon to age date rocks containing that mineral relative to Continental Drift. When we find uranium within the zircon and we then take the known half life of that decay process and identify the decay chain elements we know how long that uranium has been in that zircon. Geologists then assume that means those land masses were once connected. What we presume is that the material we find on those land masses had the uranium incorporated within the zircon at the same time and that does not necessarily mean those land masses were once terrestrially connected. It might mean they came from the same supernova event that made the uranium in the first place. But then you have to take into account how long it took that material to traverse interstellar space to arrive here. Anyway you slice this it throws a monkey wrench into the conclusions being made about Continental Drift. We can spend a great deal of time discussing plate tectonics but that’s not the point here. The point here is understanding these various issues in the holistic context of requirements given to us by the unified Universe.

Connecting the Dots

So as exciting as Proxima B is relative to and respective of harboring other life, Elegant Reasonism very highly suggests that is expected. Where life can arise, it will arise. It’s only a matter of action, but that’s not really the point. The point is interacting with them and how we might do that. Venturing out into interstellar space in something like we’ve been building would be suicide and Scholz’s Star, if not many other examples, proves that. There is another point in so much as the ‘gas dust’ theory of our solar system formation story is hogwash. Supernova eject vast volumes of material into the region and represents material of every size imaginable across the entanglement gradient depending, of course, on the original source Event Frame constituents.

What makes all this compelling is that it does not just dove tail with the circumstances presented in this small article. It dovetails holistically with everything holistically presented and represented by our original system review and that, is what makes all this exceedingly compelling.

Taking then the holistic picture being created here is that the interstellar medium is replete with very large objects which any vehicle, craft, machine, etc. would have to move out of the way relative to its course vector, this challenge becomes exceedingly daunting. Especially when we realize that not everything is magnetic and it will still punch a hole through you under the right conditions. Interstellar travel presents such factors in spades. So are there little green men from Proxima B here on Earth. Is that who the US Navy has been chasing in the skys off our coasts? Statistically speaking there is a small chance for that but it seems very improbable if only because of those large objects zooming around out there and no we don’t mean star ships. It is a great deal more likely that those things the US Navy is chasing came from Washington State, Nevada, or California (e.g. DOE labs) and are U.S. black projects. So when the DOD says they don’t know what those things are, they are not lying because they likely came from the DOE. All those legislators are asking the wrong agency the wrong questions. Journalists are in that same boat. Think our government wouldn’t create obfuscation efforts to confuse not just our adversaries but innocents? One need only look at The Talladega Report to see that fallacy.

Just for a minute let’s look at an adult human as if it were a computer. That computer has hardware, software, and services. The hardware is the physiology comprising its biology. The software is represented by the neural network instantiated patterns forming the various paradigm stacks which holistically form its belief systems. Services are actions like eating, dealing with other bodily functions, and social interactions. Do you know what an autodidact person is? Let’s look at a few examples: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Oliver Heaviside. Do you know what these folks all have in common? They were in a large sense autodidacts. They taught themselves what they had to know. They wrote their own software. One literally did that both inside and out. Kudos on that by the way Bill, but you aren’t the only one that knows how to do such things. Just ask Linus Torvalds John A Wheeler may have been correct. Never, ever, assume that there is only one way to accomplish something. Just look at the developmental history of aircraft or of business enterprise architecture. You will find The Innovator’s Dilemma in full force across any of those histories. The point here is that we need to look less at letters behind someone’s name and more at what they are saying. I’m pretty sure Dr. Martin Luther King is pretty famous for saying the same thing, maybe more eloquently. To this end we mode shifted Carl Sagan‘s Baloney Detection Kit.

Occam’s Razor

Do you think that the continents of our planet slide around on its surface as so much floatsam or do you think those motions driven by specific Events which setup internal tensions and stresses? You may have a certain set of ideas about this or that, but do those concepts you fathom close to unification or do they support elaborate fanciful concepts like the multiverse? The actual real Universe is unified whether or not your thinking about it is. Humanity now has the tools in the form of Elegant Reasonism to perceive and engage the unified Universe. In the coming months and years you are going to see us talking less about it than you are us doing something about it. This train has left the station and is coming. Ready or not. What you need is here, what you do about it is entirely up to you. Those vested in the old ways will likely transition through standard stages of grief, but we will get through all this together. This place we call home is our starship for the moment. Maybe one day we can harness managed Severance drives and travel elsewhere, but right now, where we are is what we have. Take care of it. Strategic sustainability matters a great deal more than you might imagine. Life here threaded the eye of the needle to endure the onslaught wrought upon it and we survived by the narrowest of margins. If Scholz’s Star had been on just a little different in its vector by our system, none of us would still be here. We can no longer afford to tolerate chaos, manipulators, or goal post movers. Life is way too short for that and just how precious it is can not be measured. All of us are part of all that is. Petty matters will be relegated to the dust of history. The only time that exists is right here, right now. Make it count.



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By Charles McGowen

Charles C McGowen is a strategic business consultant. He studied Aerospace Engineering at Auburn University '76-'78. IBM hired him early in '79 where he worked until 2003. He is now Chairman & CEO of SolREI, Inc. ORCID: