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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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Joey Helms – The Curious Story of Fagradalsfjall

An evening pause: A different look at the same volcanic eruption taking place now in Iceland shown in a previous evening pause.

Hat tip Cotour.

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2 comments

  • Alex Andrite

    And The Heavens Proclaim …….
    This is a fine video, a remarkable subject.

    As a side note, if you are a fan of crime novels check the Icelandic authors.
    Very unique writings.
    Iceland has remarkable scenery, used in many films requiring desolate majestic and unique landscapes, and is a favorite destination for off road type motorcycle tours, as well as others I imagine, during the …er ah … summer time when rides ‘around’ the island are possible. Mineral hot springs and baths are a favorite as I have heard.

  • Icelandic volcanoes appear to be interesting and relatively accessible. I would probably pay more attention to them if I could pronounce the names.

    ‘Peanuts’

    Date unknown

    Paraphrased

    Linus reading a Russian novel (assumingly translated).

    CB: “Don’t you have trouble with the Russian names?”

    Linus: “Nope. When I see one, I just blip right over it.”

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