Linked by David Adams on Mon 25th Jun 2012 19:32 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
In the News The BBC reports on a Turing scholar's recent claims that by today's standard of evidence, there's reason to doubt the commonly-held belief that the famed computing pioneer committed suicide in response to government persecution over his homosexuality. To be clear, he does not claim to have disproved the suicide theory -- only that the cyanide poisoning that killed Turing could well have been an accident caused by his careless at-home experimentation with dangerous chemicals.
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Or was he killed?
by Andre on Mon 25th Jun 2012 20:24 UTC
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The Dutch Wikipedia article about Alan Turing suggest there is a possibility he was killed by the Secret Service because he knew too much.

Yet another possibility... what really happened... we will never know...

Growing up in the Netherlands, where gay marriage was legalised back in 2001.... it was only when I got an internet connection, and got international contacts, a few years after that, when I realised there are still many places where homosexuality is still regarded as a disease or worse.

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