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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 crashes that changed aviation and plane designs forever.

The crashes that changed aviation and plane designs forever.

Like the 1964 Alaska earthquake, sometimes bad things have to happen to force humans to face a problem and fix it.

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4 comments

  • Joe

    While the author of this piece highlighted engineering and mechanical failures, he also included the accident over the Grand Canyon, this accident was just fate waiting to happen, I think he should also have included the Tenerife accident where two 747’s collided on the runway due to a very impatient Air France pilot who was not paying attention to his radios and lost situational awareness on a 0 0 take off in the fog on a runway that normally did not accomadate such large aircraft. This sparked a large change in aircraft ground control.

  • Joe

    Correction, it was KLM royal Dutch airlines, not Air France.

  • Edward

    KLM flight 4805 also changed how flight crews work with each other in the cockpit. Copilots and others on the flight deck are now better able to question and correct the captain so that situational awareness is not so easily lost.

    http://lessonslearned.faa.gov/ll_main.cfm?TabID=3&CategoryID=14&LLID=52

    http://lessonslearned.faa.gov/ll_main.cfm?TabID=3&LLID=52&LLTypeID=12

    Of course, Asiana flight 214 showed us that the entire flight crew can lose situational awareness.

  • Joe

    Yes, there was a fear by subordinates to approach the captain, the captain could never be wrong, if this culture had been addressed, this accident never would have happened. With regards to Asiana flight, that flight crew should never be near an aircraft again! Good post!

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