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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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Miniatur Wunderland – largest model railway in the world

An evening pause: The world’s largest model railroad.

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One comment

  • Dwight Decker

    I was there in 2004, and it was pretty spectacular then. They’ve added a lot more to it since I was there, it looks like — they were just then building the Scandinavian section with boats moving through real water, and that airport is completely new. I have a video about the place that covers some of the history of it… Seems it really was conceived as a gigantic model railroad, but it would have to earn its keep as a tourist attraction. The originators did a survey of potential visitors to gauge interest in the attraction, and discovered to their horror that women as a class had virtually no interest at all in looking at a model railroad. Too male and too geeky, apparently. A hypothetical “beer museum” scored higher on the survey as a draw for tourists. They got around this by pitching the place as a “miniature wonderland” in the advertising, talking it up as a whole wonderful miniature world that the whole family could enjoy while somewhat deemphasizing the railroad aspect of it (that would appeal only to some small group of middle-aged male railroad buffs).

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