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[2]: Symbolic gesture
by JAlexoid on Mon 17th Dec 2012 01:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Symbolic gesture"
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Yes, he was a hero, but no more or less than the policemen, firefighters, soldiers, even loving fathers that were prosecuted under the law, and they do not deserve half-measures.

Actually there are levels of heroism and contribution, hence the different levels of awards(knighthoods, orders, medals and such). Turing's is pretty f***g high on the contribution scale.

Either seek for pardon for them all and fail at that, or don't seek pardon for any of them.

LGBT groups are. And the same people support that initiative. They however asked a fast track for Turing... You know. To break the ice.

I will never accept riches or fame as a substitute for equality.

Neither of those people, including Turing, were rich or famous. The reason lies solely in his contributions and his tragedy.

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