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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 secret lives of cats

The secret lives of cats.

The un-owned feral cats had larger territories than the house cats, but both had larger territories than expected. One of the male feral cats had a home range of 1,351 acres, while the pet cats had a mean home range of about 5 acres.

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2 comments

  • o man we have a very large group of feral cats in the alley behind our house here in denver , i have seen 12 of them at one time , theres one huge one that looks like a bobcat almost hehe it always steals the stuff the other ones find , they’re always fighting each other , our alleyway is they’re fav spot cause of the dumpster for the pizza place i think heh

  • Blair Ivey

    1,351 acres is about 2 sq. mi. That seems a bit of a stretch for even the randiest tomcat. You can see what’s coming next: people taking up the ’cause’ of the feral cat. Legislation to study ranges and habitats. Infrastructure projects delayed as environmental impact studies are done. Concern over the human impact on feral cat habitat, especially as it relates to anthropogenic global warming. Property owners denied development permits so their land can be turned into feral cat sanctuaries, and “our children and grandchildren can see feral cats in their native habitat.”

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