Conscious Choice cover

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.

 

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.


Boeing names its CST-100 manned capsule Starliner

The competition heats up: Boeing today unveiled “Starliner” as the new name for its CST-100 manned capsule.

This intensifies the competition because the new name is something the public can grab and identify. As long as Boeing was using the boring acronym they were holding back to stay in the boring do-nothing pork-laden government-funded NASA environment. Grabbing the public means they want the public to buy this product.

Posted from Spokane, Washington.

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5 comments

  • wodun

    I liked CST 100 better.

    Welcome to Spokane. You missed the smoke. You missed the dust. You missed the awesome late summer weather. But you made it in time for rain :)

    Have fun at Pig Out in the Park

  • Steve

    I agree, the name “Starliner” evokes thoughts of the Pan-Am ship in 2001 A Space Odyssey.

    The CST 100 is a capsule, a nice capsule to be sure, but it’s not a sleek craft that speeds large numbers of passengers in comfort to faraway destinations…..

    And BTW, where is the AT&T picture phone I was promised? :-)

  • PeterF

    Gee, all it makes me think of is a 1950’s Ford that burns oil and has electrical problems…

  • D.K. Williams

    Silly name

  • David M. Cook

    The Pan Am ship from the movie was named the Orion III, as is the capsule for the SLS (Stupid Launch System).

    Like Pan Am, AT&T is essentially gone, but at least you’ve got the picture phone, just not from low Earth orbit!

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