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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And justice for some...
by cjcox on Sun 16th Dec 2012 01:15 UTC
cjcox
Member since:
2006-12-21

Gotta love it. Grandfather the past to meet current law. This is just stupid. Just when I thought Hawking was smart. Time to move on. Sheesh...

For those that don't think this is stupid, let's just say I can safely tie up our courts and magistrates for the next 1,000 years with these types of adjustments for historical injustice, etc.

What Dr. Hawking is saying is that there are CERTAIN people that are BETTER than others and that ONLY those people deserve these special rewrites...

Goodnight Dr. Hawking... I think you need to sleep on it.

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RE: And justice for some...
by kwan_e on Sun 16th Dec 2012 02:25 in reply to "And justice for some..."
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

This is just stupid. Just when I thought Hawking was smart.


Good point. I recalled reading a paper about black hole evaporation. It was probably written by you.

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RE[2]: And justice for some...
by WereCatf on Sun 16th Dec 2012 02:34 in reply to "RE: And justice for some..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

"This is just stupid. Just when I thought Hawking was smart.


Good point. I recalled reading a paper about black hole evaporation. It was probably written by you.
"

Even smart people can experience brain farts.

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RE: And justice for some...
by JAlexoid on Mon 17th Dec 2012 01:40 in reply to "And justice for some..."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

And you consider yourself to be an equal of Turing or Hawking?

I wonder.. If you were in a lifeboat that had one seat left and the last two people on board of the ship were Turing(knowing his contributions) and a random bloke. Would you actually give a thought about condemning Turing to death?

If you chose Turing, which would be chosen by any sane thinking man, then you are no better than the person you are decrying.

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RE[2]: And justice for some...
by Soulbender on Mon 17th Dec 2012 02:26 in reply to "RE: And justice for some..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Would you actually give a thought about condemning Turing to death?


I would give a thought about condemning either man to death. If they couldn't come to an agreement I'd roll the dice, so to speak.
If this is an easy choice for you I'm afraid I have bad news: you're an asshole.

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RE: And justice for some...
by allanregistos on Mon 17th Dec 2012 04:54 in reply to "And justice for some..."
allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

Gotta love it. Grandfather the past to meet current law. This is just stupid. Just when I thought Hawking was smart. Time to move on. Sheesh...

What? Is Hawking a Moral Law giver? Is he a lawyer or something? Scientists aren't necessarily smart in everything.

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