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 kwan_e on Sun 16th Dec 2012 09:05 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: The Rosa Parks Principle"
kwan_e
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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.


Then you simply were making an ad hominem argument: Hawking says X, his motives deny X.

As I also pointed out, what Hawking is saying does not mean he also supports the opposite of what he is not saying.

Or do you really want to argue that the statement "We should pardon Alan Turing" is logically EQUIVALENT to the statement "We should not pardon anyone else". This is what you have in fact argued and I wonder if you are recanting or not.

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