Importance of Alan Turing in One's Life

Does it strike anyone else as a particularly bitter irony that, although Turing was persecuted for the then 'crime' of homosexuality, which is to say threatening the cherished monolith of conventional socially constructed masculinity by being insufficiently 'manly' in the eyes of the bigots of the period, he was chemically castrated by the injection of female hormones?

This was a truly monstrous practice that attacked the very essence of its victims' sexual lives. It is something I would not endorse even as a punishment for the most vile of pedophiles, still less inflict upon an innocent man simply because he chooses to love differently. We should all be very glad that such things ...

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the Great Ugly that poses as "conservative" and "Republican" has no other purpose or craving, and an absurdly over-weighted power of veto.

Sorry, That was exceptionally poor wording on my part. What I meant to say was; 'simply because he loved differently'.

I apologise for any offence my slip may have given. I understand that sexual orientation is not a choice, but rather an aspect of a person that they are born with.

Alan Turing is one of my heroes.

* A gay man who simply refused to hide it. He honestly couldn't see the point.

* A brilliant inventor with minimal social skills, who was absolutely hopeless with anything mechanical. In short: a nerd!

* One of the half dozen people who could genuinely be called "Inventor of the Computer".

* Pioneer of artificial intelligence, and the kind of philosopher who doesn't call himself a philosopher.

Did he really kill himself? The evidence is inconclusive to say the least. Either way, the man is still an ...

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