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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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Computer simulations suggest that Pluto might have as many as ten undiscovered additional moons.

Computer simulations suggest that Pluto might have as many as ten undiscovered additional moons.

The planet already has five, so if this is true space is really crowded there, which might pose a problem for the New Horizons spacecraft that plans to fly past in 2015.

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3 comments

  • Pzatchok

    They will have to come up with a rule on exactly what could be called a moon.

    The earth at times has more than one rock in orbit around it.

  • Chris Kirkendall

    Good point – I was wondering about that myself. How big does a “rock” have to be to be considered a moon? And kind of ironic that Pluto, demoted from Planet to “Dwarf Planet”, leaves the Earth in the dust when it comes to moons. It would almost seem to me that any relatively large body orbiting the Sun which has moons of its own ought to be classified as a planet. But then I thought I read that at least one of the large asteroids has a “moon”. The whole issue is a bit murky…

  • Or another way to look at the New Horizon mission is that it will enter a target-rich environment.

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