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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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  • BtB’s Original Mark

    For those who missed The Space Show, here are the questions emailed by Anton to Dr. Space for Bob to ponder:

    In your opinion, what should be the role of NASA’s Chief Scientist?

    Your last book Conscious Choice had a considerable amount of historical research into early American History. What informs your view of modern America and its role in the world? (Bob discussed his book but the second part of this second question was not addressed as it would delve too far into the political which Dr. Space tries to avoid.)

    This followup question was then asked which is a ‘historical & non-political’ variation of the above second question:
    “Will it make much of a long term historical difference whether it’s an American crew or a Chinese crew that next lands on the moon, as long as many countries eventually get there?”

    And of course both Bob and Dr. David Livingston provided an interesting discussion.

  • Original Mark: I will be posting the link to the podcast as soon as David sends it to me, which should be tomorrow morning. Then all of my readers can listen to that very interesting discussion.

  • BtB’s Original Mark

    Mr. Z. – by the way those questions were my bonsella to BtB. I appreciated how warmly you answered.

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