Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Turing finally pardoned


This is absolutely a step in the right direction and is too long overdue for such a brilliant scientist and cryptographer.

However, I'm equally as sure that 'pardon' is not the right way to put it. Turing did nothing wrong and was chemically castrated and, possibly, pushed to suicide for his homosexuality. Pardon implies that he had done something wrong whereas it is actually the society which treated innocent men in this manner for narrow conservative and religious reasons that needs absolution.

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