There is something great about the fact that the man who arguably did more than anyone else to preserve the freedoms that the reactionary right claim they want to protect was a gay scientist. Which do they hate more, the science or the homosexuality?
This was the best article I read bout Turing all week (thanks to the BBC who have done a good job all week) – Gay codebreaker’s defiance keeps memory alive
Sometimes those who wish to discount the importance of those who struggle to change society try to do that by explaining moments of inflection as random events – attempts to explain Rosa Parks‘s defiance as the action of a woman who was just too tired to move is a classic example – so it was good to read that Turing was no meek, put upon scientist, but a man with the courage to defy his oppressors.
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