Talk:Alan Turing

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Vandalism

I'm going to remove the vandalism from this article. It looks to me like parody. The editor who added this made two other contributions both of which were quickly reverted. He was then blocked. --JohnD 09:31, 4 September 2008 (EDT)

I agree. While Turing's combination of homosexuality and mathematical genius might be a little embarassing for us, the edits you reverted were so overt in their attack on conservatives they have to be parody. NewCrusader 09:42, 4 September 2008 (EDT)
You may find it embarrasing, I don't.

Homosexuality

I don't see the relevance of his sexual preference. If someone is trying to make a case that homosexuals are "great contributors to society" and that therefore we should stop calling homosexuality immoral, we can report that argument. But we should not plant it here; it smacks of propaganda. --Ed Poor Talk 10:01, 11 September 2009 (EDT)

You'd have a point if his homosexuality didn't impact his work and public life, but that isn't the case. His arrest in 1952 destroyed his career and reputation, and the hormone therapy he underwent as an alternative to prison is widely believed to be what drove him to suicide two years later. All politics aside, any biographical entry on Alan Turing which doesn't mention his sexual orientation at all is woefully incomplete. Deliberately avoiding the subject for fear of endorsing it serves no purpose except to give readers the impression that Conservapedia is a wiki which puts ideology ahead of being an informative reference tool. AussieBob 00:26, 13 September 2009 (EDT)
I agree. If no other ideas are put forward, I will edit the article. Thanks!JonM 17:59, 25 December 2011 (EST)
This great man is a case study of a tragedy. Nobody should be driven to suicide- and by it certain damnation!- for any ideological reason. Homosexuals and atheists can be converted by faith and reason, and anyone ingenious enough to crack the Nazi code certainly has plenty of both. "This great man" is by no means an endorsement of homosexuality or atheism. In fact, it is the very opposite. I find Alan Turing to be yet another example in the very long list of the Lord's infinite wisdom- anyone, absolutely any human being on this great Earth, can be a servant of the Lord if He so chooses, even if they themselves never realize it in their lifetimes. The conversion of Saul is one of my very favorite lessons from the Bible, for it proves this. --Pious 00:29, 25 June 2012 (CDT)
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