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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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How to watch the asteroid Apophis as it makes its not-so-close approach to Earth today.

How to watch the asteroid Apophis as it makes its not-so-close approach to Earth today. More here.

Closest approach, about 9 million miles, will take place around 5 pm (Eastern).

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One comment

  • 9 million miles is about 36 times the distance of the Moon. Not close indeed. This illustrates the point that, if we were ever to discover a large asteroid with Earth’s name written on it, more likely than not, it would make a number of passes through our orbit before actually hitting the Earth. This would likely give us many years to give our high degree of motivation to find a solution to diverting it slightly. My point – the risk to humanity from an asteroid is frequently over hyped.

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