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Marmot Dam Removal

An evening pause: Hat tip Tom Biggar.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.


  • Cotour

    Ah, models and predictions, very informative and instructive.

  • Alex Andrite

    Great time lapse footage.

  • Ian C.

    Inspired by Cotour’s remark, if that is meant as a subtle criticism of the uncertainty of models, I’d like to point out that Gall’s is a fantastic work about wrong assumptions, finding critical data, reality checks, honestly analyzing system behavior and designing new systems. The author’s pet peeve is nuclear plants, but it’s easily transferable to other engineered and human systems. So if you’re tired after fighting over toilet paper with the crowds out there and could enjoy some uplifting and educational literature in your cozy home, go for it.

    If you need a literature recommendation for during shelter-in-place, go for it.

  • Gene

    A little electricity here and there, pretty soon you’re talking about enough to keep the lights on in a state that needs to keep the lights on.

    These people are so thrilled to tear something down, but what they don’t realize is they are the ones that will pay the price.

    Put fish ladders or stairs whatever they’re called in and get past all this animal worship. God put all the animals here for our use so that we can reach our highest potential.

    Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

    Genesis 1:28
    God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

    Gen. 3:21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.

    He didn’t make clothes of cotton. He tanned the hide of an animal and made leather clothes for Adam, (in Hebrew Ish) and leather clothes for Eve, (in Hebrew Isha).

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