Conscious Choice cover

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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July 5, 2016 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

Embedded below the fold. Not only did we talk about Juno and other recent science news, we also discussed the absurd banning of Doug Messier from the NasaSpaceFlight.com website.

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2 comments

  • Willi

    Is John as cool a dude as he seems to be?

  • wayne

    Willi: Batchelor is a great conversationalist, always well-prepared & genuinely interested in the topic at hand. (there is a short video on youtube, where he explains how he chooses his theme music, and challenges the listener to figure out where it came from. )

    Good show, and especially enjoyed the nasa space flight dot com people getting called out on a national radio show.

    I absolutely disagree with Doug Messier on the “climate change thing,” but I certainly do not want the man shut down, in any way, shape, or form.
    >Spent some time at his website over the weekend & saw him (on TV) at the Juno-Jupiter insertion press-conference asking questions. I’m relatively poorly equipped to judge his Space-reporting, but it appears straightforward.

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