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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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Glacier: Why I am not posting this week

The picture below will help explain why I am not posting much this week. My wife Diane and I are in Glacier National Park, and today we did a 12 mile hike on the Highline Trail, considered by many to be one of the best trails in the U.S. I’ve done a lot of hiking in my life, and I have to agree.

I hope good internet access will return next week, and I will be able to post regularly again. Until then, make sure you look real close at the picture. On the right, at the end of the trail line, is a person. This will give you a sense of the scale here.

Highline Trail

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3 comments

  • eddie willers

    Just think about it, Bob.

    If all goes well with mini satellites and capitalism in space, in a few years you will be able to go on a hike and post to your (and our) hearts content.

  • Peter Arzenshek

    Love it! My wife and I have visited Waterton Lakes National Park just over the 49th from Glacier National Park, and the scenery is just staggering. If you go back, try to visit WLNP, and take the 20km Carthew-Alderson trail. Wish I could give a couple of views.

  • Gary M.

    Robert, your visit to GNP has caused me to dig back through my Adventure Log and look up the trip my Wife and I took. We day hiked the Highline Trail August 10, 2011. Fantastic day on that trail. I know you to be an avid hiker and you picked a dandy with this one. Thanks for sharing a bit of your trip.

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