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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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On the road

On Thursday and Friday I will likely not be able to do much posting, as I am heading up to Kitt Peak to watch an amateur astronomer do overnight observations using the 2.1 meter telescope on the mountain. I will also be taking a tour of the numerous facilities on the mountain top. All of this is in connection with an article I am writing for Sky & Telescope.

I am unsure if I will have internet service there. If I do, I will continue to post. Otherwise I will return Friday afternoon and pick up from there.

Update, Friday mid-day: I am back. Though I had access to the internet, I was too busy with other business to post. A lot of news stories since yesterday, so there will be a lot of posts in the next few hours.

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3 comments

  • Orion314

    Wish i was there as well , safe trip , and of course , Clear Skies!

  • I understand that you visited our radio telescope yesterday. Next time you are going to pop in for a visit of the ARO 12-Meter Radio Telescope, give us a heads up and we can provide a more formal presentation.

  • Thomas,

    Thanks for the future invite. This visit was to get a general overview of the entire mountain top, with a focus on the facilities that are threatened due to the NSF budget cuts. I was mostly interested in learning what was on the mountain, so spending a lot of time at any one facility would have actually been counter-productive.

    In the future I will definitely let you know if I am returning to Kitt Peak. As things turned out, your guys at the 12 meter, Bob, Kevin, and Mike, gave me a thorough look that was much appreciated. Kudos to them, especially in that it was unscheduled.

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