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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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November 17, 2021 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

Embedded below the fold in two parts.

To listen to all of John Batchelor’s podcasts, well worth your time, go here.

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4 comments

  • Localfluff

    $4.1 billion per crewed SLS/Orion launch? Do you have an actual official quote on thet?
    That’s ridiculous! The space shuttle is estimated to have cost about $0.5 billion per launch. And SLS is basically the shuttle without the expensive complicated orbiter.

  • Localfluff

    As usual, I find it myself as soon as I ask someone else for it:
    https://oig.nasa.gov/docs/IG-22-003.pdf
    “We also project the current production and operations cost of a single SLS/Orion system at $4.1 billion per launch for Artemis I through IV, although the Agency’s ongoing initiatives aimed at increasing affordability seek to reduce that cost. Multiple factors contribute to the high cost of ESD programs, including the use of sole-source, cost-plus contracts; the inability to definitize key contract terms in a
    timely manner;”

  • Localfluff: I am surprised you didn’t realize that my quote came from a post on this webpage, only the day or so before, linking to the IG report.

  • Localfluff

    It does sound like the first I ever heard of you, Robert. And that might upwards 10 years ago.

    “Multiple factors contribute to the high cost of ESD programs, including the use of sole-source, cost-plus contracts; the inability to definitize key contract terms in a timely manner;”

    Total corruption!!! “Sole-source… cost-plus… inabilty… timely…”

    I can’t even keep my breath long enough to quote my own quote here.
    At least it is very good for you in America that you still have an agency that makes such investigations and publishes such reports! Great respect! Please take care of those who do such things.

    If I were you I would print it, put it in a gilded frame and hang it on the wall. At least the government confessed it at last. For what it’s worth.
    You could draw all over it with a black chalk: I TOLD YOU SO!
    ;-)
    I’m trying to make some fun of the misery, because it is a misery.

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