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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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Geologists discover giant field of underground helium in Tanzania

Geologists have discovered a gigantic new field of underground helium gas, located in Tanzania’s Rift Valley.

Researchers figure there’s about 54 billion cubic feet of helium in just one section of the valley. To put that in context, the Federal Helium Reserve in Texas, which supplies more than 40% of domestic helium needs and contains about 30% of the world’s total helium supply, right now holds about 24.2 billion cubic feet, per Live Science.

The discovery is also important in that it wasn’t an accident. The geologists located the helium based on their theories of where they should find it.

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6 comments

  • Mitch S.

    Nice that you also report the lighter side of the news!

    (Sorry, I couldn’t help it)

  • Matt in AZ

    Is cubic feet enough of a measurement for helium? Shouldn’t pressure matter as well?

  • pzatchok

    No wonder Lucy was in the sky with diamonds.

  • enginemike

    This is great. Tanzania will get rich, the world will be saved, and the politically correct will get to bemoan Big Helium.

    Something for everybody.

  • Dick Eagleson

    Matt,

    Gaseous natural resources have their quantities expressed in cu. ft. – or cu. meters – at an assumed standard temperature and pressure so that the figures have comparability. The actual pressure at which the helium exists underground is irrelevant.

  • Matt in AZ

    Thanks, Dick, that totally answers my question!

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