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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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An evening pause: Hat tip Tom Biggar.

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4 comments

  • 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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systemantics 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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