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Vexen Crabtree 2015


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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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Vexen Crabtree 2015

Alan Turing's fate

I really didn't know! Alan Turing commited suicide after being convicted of homosexuality. What a pathetic end :-(. I forget just how recent the major battles against intolerance are, even in the UK!

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Yup. They put him through "treatment" which ultimately depressed him so much he killed himself.

Sometimes I wish I was gay so I could challenge bigots more efficiently. What a reason :p

Thought you would know that one... another homosexual genious that died before his time... maybe having an OBE created even more pressure for his conviction and his placement in Hormone Therapy, that surely screwed up his mind...

p.s. Yeah, I did study some Hebrew in high school, but now I can only read very slowly and with the vowel marks...

It's sad, and still infuriating.

Hewbrew in high school? My God!

Incredibly infuriating, from the human point of view and from what Science lost, he was still young and could have developed his work a lot...

I went to a Jewish High School back in Rio, as it was the best technical high school there and even thought it was not mandatory I thought it could be useful to learn some and I always liked languages anyway. Now it is Russian...

Yeah.. I was really sad when I found that out. :(

From what I understand, he was rash enough to admit his homosexuality to the authorities, after a man he'd picked up for sex took the opportuninity to rob him and the policeman at the scene asked why he'd let a young working-class stranger into his house in the first place. Telling the truth was a dangerous business in the 50s. Still is.

"Sometimes I wish I was gay so I could challenge bigots more efficiently."
Really? Do you think that'd help?? I'd offer to assist but your wife might object :3

Merry winter festival thingummy Mr Squirrel xX

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