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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Philae landing in real time

The magic of engineering: Using the seven images Philae snapped as it made its descent to Comet 67P/C-G, engineers have created a short movie simulating what the surface would have looked like as the lander descended.

I have posted the video below the fold. Be sure to go to the link above however to find out how this was done.

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One comment

  • maurice

    total letdown. i saw pics of the bounce, this could have been as good as Huygens, and as entertaining as a “will it blend” commercial featuring the iPuke 666S. What we got was monty python’s flying circus “The Larch” skit.

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