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Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Petition to the UK Government to apologise for th

From: Leslie I'Anson
Subject: Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Petition to the UK Government to apologise for the prosecution of Alan Turing
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 09:57:21 +0100


Thank you to all those who signed the petition.

Best regards,

On 27/08/2009, Andrew John Hughes <address@hidden> wrote:
> Alan Turing was the greatest computer scientist ever born in Britain.
> He laid the foundations of computing, helped break the Nazi Enigma
> code and told us how to tell whether a machine could think.  He was
> also gay. He was prosecuted for being gay, chemically castrated as a
> 'cure', and took his own life, aged 41.  The British Government should
> apologize to Alan Turing for his treatment and recognize that his work
> created much of the world we live in and saved us from Nazi Germany.
> And an apology would recognize the tragic consequences of prejudice
> that ended this man's life and career.
> Please sign at http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/turing/
> Thanks,
> --
> Andrew :-)
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