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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John Woodfield RC Gliders

An evening pause: Seems appropriate with Ingenuity flying about on Mars. From the youtube webpage:

This was the maiden flight of my latest design. It was a bit of a mash-up, using existing wings and tail from old models. It weighs 1.5kg and was flying in about 7-10mph of wind. I feel it will be happier in about 5mph. The all-moving tail needs changing slightly as it developed some serious flutter if I picked up too much airspeed.

Hat tip Cotour.

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5 comments

  • Tom Biggar

    Fantastic. I’m afraid I would get so focused on the flying that I would walk off the cliff.

  • John

    I spent a lot of time building something like that as a kid, mine was a monoplane and had an electric motor. They’re beautiful models, with the see through shrink wrap covering the balsa wood structure.

    Mine crashed first flight. And would have probably burned too if there was any fuel. :(.

  • Jeff Wright

    A lovely model. I’d have it for display only.

  • @Tom Biggar: I can totally see that.

    That was fun to watch. A skilled pilot, showing off a bit, both in the flying and construction, but well-earned.

  • Woody Sprott

    That was great! I watched from beginning to end.

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