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]: And justice for some...
by Soulbender on Mon 17th Dec 2012 02:26 UTC 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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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I would give a thought about condemning either man to death.

Yeah... right.


If this is an easy choice for you I'm afraid I have bad news: you're an asshole.


It's not easy, but it is simple. It's not a choice between two equals.

But yes, having a very dehumanised sense of logic does make me an "asshole". Doesn't mean it's a bad thing(in the grand scheme of things). You know... people that build great companies and give millions of people jobs are total cold hearted assholes, because they can count.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

It's not easy, but it is simple. It's not a choice between two equals.


I remember being told "all men are equals" but I guess that was bullshit, eh?. it's interesting to note that at some point in time some would have made the same argument ("they're not equals") when choosing between a white man and a black man or, hey, a straight man and a gay man. I bet Turing himself would have been less than happy with your argument.

Also, you don't know what that other guy could accomplish later in life if you let him in the boat.

You know... people that build great companies and give millions of people jobs are total cold hearted assholes, because they can count.


That's because they're quite often sociopaths.

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