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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RE: Time scale
by zima on Tue 26th Jun 2012 22:48 UTC in reply to "Time scale"
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Fact is that in may be, 50 years, very very few will learn about MacArthur, Montgomery and other recent heroes but every student that carry on will read about those that advanced the human knowledge

Ecologist Robert MacArthur, and particle accelerator physicist Hugh E. Montgomery?

But seriously - in 50 years expect more the still fresh effects of 2040s popcultural hysteria, about the events that happened exactly a century earlier...

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