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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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October 6, 2016 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

Embedded below the fold. Besides discussing Blue Origin’s successful test flight, we also discussed NASA’s future plans for Curiosity.

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6 comments

  • Some guy: The reason I am not talking about this story is because I don’t take it seriously. The rocket Boeing is claiming will take people to Mars is the SLS rocket that it is partly building for NASA. Because of its high cost I have serious doubts it will ever fly more than two times, if that. No one can afford to pay for it.

  • Localfluff

    The link does not have you as guest, and is about how Russia is taking advantage of US’ failure in the Middle East.

    Great that you are on thee show every other day now. There’s no lack of space related topics to discuss. It’s becoming a busy business.

  • Calvin G. Dodge

    John – or his site – mixed up the recordings. Right now the one labeled about Russia and war is actually the show with Bob.

  • wayne

    Calvin– ditto on that, the stream & the mp3 download.

    Mr. Z– really hoping your talk in Illinois was recorded for upload!
    slight tangent– are your JB show segments recorded/live, or what? How does that all work?

  • Wayne: First of all, my lecture in Illinois was not recorded. Sorry. Second, my Batchelor appearance these days are almost all taped ahead of time. I used to do it live when I lived in Maryland, but since I moved to Arizona it has become more practical to tape them during the day.

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