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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On the road

I am presently in Columbus, Ohio and will be in Dayton, Ohio tomorrow to give the keynote speech at the 44th Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium, sponsored by the Dayton-Cincinnati section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The topic will the Apollo 8 mission and how it changed the world.

Thus, posting tomorrow will likely be spotty.


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  • wayne

    Hey Bob–
    I see it’s like’ 6 degrees in Dayton tonight! Similar coldness in W. Michigan. Hope you dressed warm!

  • Matt in AZ

    Any chance you’ll be fitting in a visit to the National Museum of the USAF on this trip? I grew up in Dayton, and never got tired of visiting the place. Yes I’m biased, but it may be the best aerospace museum in the world.

  • mkent

    “…Yes I’m biased, but it may be the best aerospace museum in the world.”

    I have no ties to Ohio, so I’m not biased, ;-) and I’ll say the AF museum is the second-best aerospace museum in the world, behind only the Smithsonian Air & Space museum. It truly is a wonder. You can start at a Wright Flyer replica and proceed chronologically through the development of flight into the modern age. The experimental hangar is aerospace heaven — truly a wondrous, awe-inspiring experience.

    And if you’re truly an airplane geek, be sure to check out Huffman Prairie. There’s not much there visually — just a path and some detailed signs — but that is the site where the Wright Brothers truly worked out the science of aviation. Not much to see — so your guests may be bored — but that is where man first learned how to fly.

    Dangit, now I want to go back.

  • Noah Peal

    Will an audio record or transcript be available to the general public?

  • Noah Peal: Nope, not this time. However, will be giving the same presentation in Knoxville in April and then again in Huntville in July. Details to be posted on BtB shortly. Come and see it live!

  • wayne

    Columbus is actually a nice place (over-all), but have only ever visited on antiquing-specific trips, so spent most of our time in the hinterland looking for stone & dinnerware.
    -They do have the Ohio Railway Museum just north of the city.

    If we are taking a vote; I’d nominate the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry as a particularly good museum. As well, impressed with the Boston Museum of Science.

    >Dayton weather.

  • wayne

    Let’s go for a drive, shall we?….

    Columbus, Ohio
    [ Interstate 70, Interstate 670, and Ohio St Rt 315 North]
    The Highwayman
    (Music by Alan Parsons project)

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