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[4]: Time scale
by acobar on Wed 27th Jun 2012 00:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Time scale"
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I was talking about our very best on humanity advancements.

It is not reasonably to expect any of us to remember most of our grand grand parents, even though their decisions had a direct impact on our very own existence. To honor them is enough to be the best world citizen you can and to help improve those around us, specially the ones we love at most and that are more affected by our choices. If we all could achieve that the world would be a way better place.

Answering your question (?), I do care about who lived on the extent I explained, and also care about who advanced our society by trying to learn as most as I can about their achievements way more than about their life, even thought is its easier to grasp the extension of their findings under the light of the way they lived.

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