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[6]: The Rosa Parks Principle
by rr7.num7 on Mon 17th Dec 2012 06:01 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: The Rosa Parks Principle"
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But we are not talking about what other people may, or may not, be doing or hoping. We're talking about what Hawking et al are actually saying and what message it is sending to the public and the government.

Oh, really? I thought you were talking about what you think he meant. Is there an interview I'm not aware of? Because all I know is that he co-signed a letter. Nothing less, nothing more. And if I was in his place I would have signed the letter too. If someone asked me: "Why did you sign it? What about the rest?", I would probably say: "It's not that I don't care, it's just that... I was asked to sign a letter about Alan Turing (duh!). Write those other letters and I'll sign them too". And, almost without a doubt, I would never hear from them again. They'd just keep talking trash of me on the internet, because that's so much easier.

Edited 2012-12-17 06:08 UTC

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