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]: fat lot of good
by Laurence on Sun 16th Dec 2012 14:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: fat lot of good"
Laurence
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Tell you what, when America compensates each and every persecuted coloured, homosexual and non-Christian citizen, then I'll consider taking your opinions seriously.

Until then, I think you have little place to tell me how my country should be run.



Turing was just being himself, and that should never be against any law.

I agree. But the issue is now bigger than whether the law was just. Which is my whole point and an issue you just ignored.

This is like the "think of the children" arguments where dangerously generalised laws are set.

Edited 2012-12-16 15:04 UTC

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