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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by dvhh on Sun 16th Dec 2012 16:25 UTC
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I still don't remember if Galileo was pardoned by the inquisition/church.

I prefer Turing to be pardoned not necessarily because he was an homosexual living in a bad time, but because he greatly contributed to the allied victory during the second world war, and that without his work computer would surely not be as advanced as they are today.

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