Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Dec 2012 19:11 UTC
In the News "Peers and scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking are once again pushing for an official pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing. Turing's death from cyanide poisoning in 1954 was ruled a suicide, coming after his conviction for gross indecency at a time when homosexuality was illegal." The fact that he still hasn't been pardoned is an utter disgrace.
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RE[3]: Symbolic gesture
by Soulbender on Sun 16th Dec 2012 03:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Symbolic gesture"
Soulbender
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You see it as "half measure". I see it as "the beginning".


But then why is the petition not "Pardon Turing and everyone else" (like, I dunno, Oscar Wilde?)? Like it or not, this gives the impression that Turing is the only one who deserves a pardon.

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