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[5]: Symbolic gesture
by Alfman on Sun 16th Dec 2012 04:54 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Symbolic gesture"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

I think both sides of this debate are right. ;)

The state should step up and officially admit its wrongdoings, but celebrities will inevitably get more attention even to the point of detracting from others deserving equal attention. That's reality; most individuals can never be recognised.

Some will be ok allowing a celebrity to represent the others, while others will feel slighted by that.

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