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: Comment by M.Onty
by Alleister on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:06 UTC in reply to "Comment by M.Onty"
Alleister
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Well he had the choice to do the treatment or go to prison and prison at that time was supposedly even a lot worse than it is nowadays. Also, he likely didn't foresee how the treatment would affect him psychologically and physically.

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