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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The Tokens – The Lion Sleeps Tonight

An evening pause: As always, it is enormously pleasurable to watch performers who clearly are having a good time.

Hat tip Edward Thelen.


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  • hondo

    Thanks Bob – love how you drop stuff like this in. It has such a calming effect.

  • Leonard Goff

    I wonder if you could state again the comment you made on coasttocoast last week about how God and science are not rivals? It was in response to someone during the call in part of the show. It was beautiful.

  • danae

    Nice! This really takes me back! It’s an old, old friend. The Tokens’ voices are wonderful. I first heard it when I was tiny, as Wimoweh, Miriam Makeba’s rendition, on an LP my father had in his collection.

  • Leonard Goff

    I was referring more to what you said AFTER you stated that (what you referred me to).
    You went on a minute long ‘fugue’ about how God is beyond what we can know, and to think that we could pin him down, etc.
    As I said, it was a ‘fugue’ and it was beautiful, but hard to remember, as it was ‘fugue-ish’ / poetic (although you said it so clearly and so beautifully even though it dealt with the most subtle of topics).
    The reason I wrote to you about ‘how God and science are not rivals’ was because that was easy to remember (prosaic); but what I really wanted to here restated was the poetic part AFTER that.
    After all, that they are not rivals is standard fare; but what you said AFTER that was one of a kind and transcendent, although they go together somehow.


  • I thank you for the kind words about what I said. To be honest I don’t remember the specifics. To get the exact words, one would have to obtain a transcript of my appearance from C2C, or listen to their podcast.

    I’ll ask them if I can get a podcast. You’ve made me curious to hear what I said myself. :)

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