On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 6:50 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 12/27/2013 5:42 AM, Telmo Menezes wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 9:31 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> PS just to give a flavour here is one of my posts :-)
>> "Alan Turing gets a royal pardon"
>> And about bloody time! (Virtually) win the second world war and
>> (virtually) invent computers, be driven to suicide by the police and they've
>> kept his "pardon" back all this time.
>> FFS, you dare to wait this long to pardon him for something that hasn't
>> been a crime for god knows how long - the man who rewrite the history of the
>> 20th century for the better - you aren't worthy to kiss his boots, you bunch
> I find the "pardon" thing offensive. There's nothing to pardon. What they
> should do is apologise. Turing is the one who would have something to
> I absolutely agree.
> But did you read this:
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18561092 ?
Yes I saw it recently. I hope that the theory that it wasn't suicide
is correct, but I'm still left with a nagging feeling that he just
staged it very well. I didn't know he was also an experimentalist, to
the point of having his own home chemistry lab. That made me like him
even more... Childish as it may be, I still have this romantic idea of
science that involves playing around with test tubes and weird
In any case, the chemical castration thing is monstrous. It is also
fantastically ungrateful, given how crucial Turing's work was for the
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