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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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The climate fraud at NASA

A German scientist has taken a very close look at the climate data being released by NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Science (GISS) and found significant and unjustified tampering in order to create the false impression that the climate is warming.

A German professor has confirmed what skeptics from Britain to the US have long suspected: that NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies has largely invented “global warming” by tampering with the raw temperature data records.

Professor Dr. Friedrich Karl Ewert is a retired geologist and data computation expert. He has painstakingly examined and tabulated all NASA GISS’s temperature data series, taken from 1153 stations and going back to 1881. His conclusion: that if you look at the raw data, as opposed to NASA’s revisions, you’ll find that since 1940 the planet has been cooling, not warming.

Ewert’s results confirm what numerous climate skeptics and scientists have already noticed. The raw data shows a cooling trend in recent years, but the released data unjustifiably cools past records while warming recent records to reverse this into a warming trend.

Either everyone at GISS should be fired forthwith, or its funding must cease. They aren’t scientist there, but propagandists for the Obama administration.

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6 comments

  • Phill O

    I can agree to you action steps. I am afraid it will fall on deaf ears as so many government officials seem to be using this misinformation to extort the oil companies and have the middle class pay way more taxes. Way too many people make big bucks off of this scam.

    I hope this blows up in the media, but I see little chance.

  • MikeP

    The warming really looks like urban heat island temp increases extrapolated to all of the planet.

  • hondo

    Trofim Denisovich Lysenko would be proud. Would be interested in a discussion on why they do it – grant money, herd mentality etc. just doesn’t explain it all.

  • Cotour

    Can someone explain this to me?

    http://www.climatedepot.com/2015/11/24/obama-says-paris-climate-conference-a-powerful-rebuke-to-isis/

    How are these connected?

    Is “climate change” driving the insanity in the Middle East? ISIS is pissed over Climate change and this has sent them on their murderous path? What am I missing?

  • Tom Billings

    ” Would be interested in a discussion on why they do it – grant money, herd mentality etc. just doesn’t explain it all.”

    It may be simply the political version of natural selection. For 25 years, till Al Gore came close to riding Global Warming to the White House, “Atari Democrats” were hip to shaping “scientific consensus” by shaping funding. It had happened in the “Social Sciences” for decades. You do not tell a researcher outright that he will get money to draw conclusion X from his work. You wait and see whether his conclusions from his work are favorable to getting more power. Then, you fund him for future work if it does, and don’t fund him if it doesn’t.

    Eventually, given the monopsony the Federal government has on buying research, and your control of that money, will winnow from the discipline those who do not come to the conclusions you need as a lever to create more political power. The majority of the people remaining will either be believers themselves, or cynical enough to give you what you want, as long as they can keep their jobs.

    In no single year will there be a flip-flop from one opinion to the other, …just a slow drift for a decade or more, in this case 25 years. Those who do not agree with the funded conclusions have to face the majority in their field, in addition to their own university administration who are all too well aware of what gets the university funding and what does not. The university administrative offices that “help” scientists write and get grants are exquisitely aware of what will and will not be acceptable.

    The scientific method developed an excellent reputation between 1650 and 1950, for eventually getting closer to the truth. Meanwhile, from at least 1534, when Henry VIII bought the opinions of universities around Europe to declare his divorce from Catherine of Aragon legitimate, academia in general has developed a reputation as the whores of whatever government waves the most money at them. That reputation is deserved, and the university administrators, in all their progressive glory, have heavy pressure that can bear on even tenured professors, and overwhelming influence on those without tenure.

    Ultimately, the only way to keep this from happening is to break the monopsony. *Many* sources of funding science are needed, or we will continue to see long-term “shaping” of fields in ways that increase political control over civil society.

  • Tom,

    I woke up this morning realizing that your analysis here is the most accurate and cogent description of the process by which the left has taken over the academic community that I have ever read. You applied it specifically to the climate field, but I experienced this exact same process as a film teacher in New York, and later as a freelance science journalist. In both cases I rarely faced outright blackballing, but was repeatedly faced with either compromising my personal opinions and beliefs in order to survive under the increasing leftwing social peer pressure, or find myself pushed out of the field.

    I refused to do it, and so the best job offers and book contracts and teaching assignments increasingly went to others.

    Anyway, I would like to promote your comment here, plus my additional comments, to the main page, as I did with Edward a few weeks ago. May I?

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