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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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Star Trek – Amok Time

A Saturday pause: In memory of Leonard Nimoy.

T’pau: “Live long and prosper, Spock.”
Spock: “I shall do neither. I have killed my captain — and my friend.”

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3 comments

  • Phil Berardelli

    Good choice, Bob.

  • I haven’t read Mr. Nimoy’s autobiographies, but I hope he was proud of the enormous effect ‘Star Trek’ had in influencing young people to pursue STEM studies. Two things I remember from my early childhood are ‘Star Trek’ and the Apollo program, and both had a direct influence on my decision to attend engineering school. I recall watching science/tech documentaries in the 80’s and 90’s, and when engineers and scientists were asked why they got into their field, the answer was nearly always some variation of ‘Star Trek’. Mr. Nimoy was part of the engine that made that machine go.

    Mr. Nimoy was talented in many areas, but to be remembered as Spock is a high honor.

  • Watched the episode for the fortyeleventh time. That stuff never gets old.

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