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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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December 21, 2017 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

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One comment

  • Localfluff

    Both “New Frontiers” missions are actually revisits of places previously landed upon. The Titan aircraft would be fantastic. That they’ve decided to add a little helicopter to the Mars 2020 rover is already great. Aircraft in atmospheres and suborbital rocket hoppers on airless bodies is happening next in space exploration. NASA does step up to the coolest space mission design challenge posed by Philae and Hayabusa 2 to land in 2020.

    When speculating about alien life, we can only assume that the most basic things with life are the same, everything else will be different:
    https://i.stack.imgur.com/nKsqC.jpg

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