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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.

 

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The Sun continues to fizzle

Yesterday NOAA posted its monthly update of the ongoing sunspot cycle of the Sun. You can see this latest graph, covering the month of July, below the fold.

As we have seen now for almost four years, the Sun continues to under-perform the predictions of solar scientists when it comes to the number of sunspots it is producing. In fact, that the sunspot number did not rise in July is surprising, as July had appeared to be a very active month for sunspots, with some of the strongest solar flares and coronal mass ejections seen in years. Instead, the number declined ever so slightly.

July sunspot graph

Though we are now only about a half year away from the predicted peak for this cycle’s solar maximum, the Sun has yet to show the slightest interest in producing sunspots at the rate predicted by scientists. Instead, it continues to limp along, producing sunspots at a rate lower than seen in more than a century.

Why this is occurring remains a mystery to scientists. They really do not understand the causes of the Sun’s magnetic solar cycle which creates sunspots. Nor do they understand how this cycle affects the Earth’s climate.

All we really know is that whenever the Sun stops producing sunspots, the Earth’s climate cools. And since 1998, there is evidence that that is exactly what has happened to the climate. Instead of rising as predicted by every global warming climate model, the global temperature has stalled.

If we are headed for a Grand Minimum, in which there are no sunspots for decades, we might also be heading for a period of global cooling. And if that happens, there are quite a few global warming scientists who are going to look very foolish.

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3 comments

  • jwing

    I think I will guggest that my kids consider Helio-science as a potential avenue of study.

  • shaun

    alright already the sun said he was cold so i heat him up and cool down earth at the same time
    -shaun

  • shaun

    sun science. sun says dont fuck with me or i kill you and burn you alive and keep you alive. and plastic comes from the sun lets smoke some.
    -shaun

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