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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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What do you do when all four engines on a 747 fail in flight?

An evening pause: It actually happened, and it also amazingly has a happy ending.

Hat tip Mike Nelson.

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3 comments

  • Edward

    I remember this happening to another airliner over Alaska, a few years later:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KLM_Flight_867

    As I recall, the pilot thought he was flying into a regular cloud. My guess is that the experience of British Airways Flight 9 helped him figure out the truth of his predicament.

  • Jhon

    There is one of those “Air Disaster” TV shows that cover this flight.

  • pzatchok

    Compared to those people I have had almost no trouble flying.

    Back in the 70’s me and my little brother were flying unaccompanied for the first time on a direct flight from San Antonio to Cleveland. I was 11 and he was 9.
    Well we took off from SA and on the climb up an engine caught fire and filled the cabin with smoke.
    We land just fine in Dallas. A stewardess took charge of us and we spent four hours in the pilots lounge until the next fight.
    While landing in Georgia we lost all hydrolic pressure.
    Another 4 hour wait.
    They told us our parents would be informed of our delays. They were not and my mother was screaming at people in the Cleveland airport. They would only tell her the flight had been “delayed”. Twice. She though we crashed and they would not tell her.

    I would rather have flown through the volcano like they did.

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