In theory, life on this planet is an absurd idea.
Are you saying that in theory, life is unlikely?
Are you saying that in theory, life is unlikely here?
What theory actually says this?
Think about it: we're on the fringes of the galaxy, out in the boondocks...one of the emptiest, coldest, and darkest part.
Well, no, not really. We're pretty close to a reasonably warm star. Given the evidence, if seems that our distance from that star is more important than its distance to other stars.
If anything, life would be most likely to exist closer to the core.
What theory says that being in an area with higher star density would be more conducive to life?
I can formulate several theories to explain why being close to the "core" is worse:
Too much radiation.
Too much heat.
Too high a density of "renegade" objects (like comets and meteors), preventing a stable ecosystem from forming on a given planet.
We're not special...we're the exception.
Well, we don't really know that now, do we?