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: The Rosa Parks Principle
by Soulbender on Sun 16th Dec 2012 07:03 UTC in reply to "The Rosa Parks Principle"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

This comparison is just so wrong.

They would not have gotten as far if they had used the pregnant teenager who did the same before her.


As I can recall, the argument wasn't that Rosa Parks, and she alone, should be excluded from the segregation laws. There was no "lets exclude this one person as a first step" argument.

Really, I understand your point but this is just not a good comparison.

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RE[2]: The Rosa Parks Principle
by kwan_e on Sun 16th Dec 2012 07:24 in reply to "RE: The Rosa Parks Principle"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

This comparison is just so wrong.

"They would not have gotten as far if they had used the pregnant teenager who did the same before her.


As I can recall, the argument wasn't that Rosa Parks, and she alone, should be excluded from the segregation laws. There was no "lets exclude this one person as a first step" argument.

Really, I understand your point but this is just not a good comparison.
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It's actually a very good comparison, because no one is arguing that Alan Turing and Alan Turing alone should receive a pardon. No, that is the fantasy dreamt up by all the naysayers.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

It's actually a very good comparison, because no one is arguing that Alan Turing and Alan Turing alone should receive a pardon.


Uh, that is exactly what it says. Rosa Parks action, and the support by the community, said "no-one should be subject to segregation".
I don't hear Mr Hawking etc saying "Everyone who was unjustly treated because they where gay should be pardoned". I only hear "We should pardon Alan Turing" with no mention of anyone else.

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