Alan Turing

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British scientist Alan Turing receives posthumous pardon from queen

25 December 2013 | 1:09 am The scientist, who cracked the Nazis' code and helped the Allies defeat Hitler, was convicted of having homosexual relations and later took his own life. LONDON Nearly 60 years after his death, Alan Turing, the British scientist whose code-breaking work helped the Allies beat Adolf Hitler and whom many consider the father of artificial intelligence, received a royal pardon Tuesday for the … http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-britain-turing-20131225,0,502536.story?track=rss

Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

24 December 2013 | 11:01 pm Alan Turing, a British code-breaker during World War II who was later subjected to chemical castration for homosexual activity, has received a royal pardon nearly 60 years after he committed suicide. http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/24/world/europe/alan-turing-royal-pardon/index.html?eref=rss_mostpopular

Alan Turing: WWII Code-Breaker Granted Pardon

24 December 2013 | 10:40 pm Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon for a 61-year-old conviction for homosexual activity. Dr Turing, who played a pivotal role in breaking the Enigma code, arguably shortening the war by at least two years, was chemically castrated following his conviction in 1952. His conviction for "gross indecency" led to the removal of his security clearance and … http://uk.news.yahoo.com/alan-turing-ww2-code-breaker-granted-pardon-000708505.html

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The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour Through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine (Paperback) tagged “alan turing” 11 times

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Great Britain Pardons Father Of Modern Computing And Nerd Icon …

24 December 2013 | 5:30 pm Great Britain has made a small step toward correcting one of the great injustices of the postwar era not that it can ever be made right, of course and has issued a posthumous pardon and apology to Alan Turing, the  http://wonkette.com/537340/great-britain-pardons-father-of-modern-computing-and-nerd-icon-alan-turing-for-gay

Alan Turing Officially Given That Royal Pardon, But What about …

24 December 2013 | 5:06 pm The famous cryptographer received a formal pardon for charges related to homosexuality in 1952. But what about everyone else who was charged under those laws? http://www.geekosystem.com/alan-turing-pardon-official/

Alan Turing, the father of computer science, gets a royal pardon — 60 …

24 December 2013 | 4:06 pm Alan Turing was both a computer science pioneer and one of the most important codebreakers of World War II. He was also a homosexual, a crime for which he was punished via chemical castration in 1952. Now, Queen  http://venturebeat.com/2013/12/24/alan-turing-the-father-of-computer-science-gets-a-royal-pardon-60-years-after-his-death/

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  • Bob says:

    How Do I Stop Stuttering? Its been couple of years since I started stuttering. I realized I can only do this when I’m nervous or anxious during a conversation. If I randomly talk to myself, I don’t stutter. Does anyone know any types of methods of permanently getting rid of stuttering.
    PLEASE DON’T SAY THAT I NEED TO GO TO A SPEECH THERAPIST. I DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO GO TO ONE. I’m still in high school.

    • Curator says:

      In a quick review to tone up what I already knew,
      in most cases, being nervous or anxious greatly increases stuttering, and then for many people who stutter, the stuttering makes you more nervous and anxious and frustrated, It is a vicious cycle to break.

      There are some self-techniques listed here:
      http://www.wikihow.com/Stop-Stuttering

      I’ve never really had a stuttering problem, but was anxious and nervous a lot of the time. Some of that is self-esteem especially in certain situations.
      A quote attributed to Dr Suess (children’s books) actually came an an extension of a socialite and industrialist Bernard Baruch. The heart of it is “those that mind don’t matter, and those that matter don’t mind”, What it means is that if anyone has a problem with your stuttering, they really don’t matter because they would be uncaring insensitive people that aren’t worth your attention. Anyone that cares about you and what you have to say have no problem waiting for you to relax or listening and ignoring any issue.
      You have to learn that everyone has their issues. Yours is pretty minor overall. If you don’t make a big deal out of it. nobody else will either. Nobody is better than you. It is already shown that people who stutter as a whole have an IQ 14 points on average higher than the general population. Stephen Hawking has a neuro muscular disease. He is a scientific genius that the world appreciates despite his handicap in communication. Your problem is nowhere near as bad.
      Know that you are in good company, and maybe that will help relax you when you consider that each of these people have/had a stuttering problem:
      James Earl Jones, Nicole Kidman, Nicholas Brendon, Bruce Willis, Jimmy Stewart, Sam Neill, Eric Roberts, Carly Simon, Jack Paar, Anthony Quinn, Marilyn Monroe, Harvey Keitel, Samuel L. Jackson, Tiger Woods, Greg Louganis, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Shaquille O’Neal, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Darwin, Vice President Joseph Biden, Winston Churchill, Prince Albert of Monaco, King George VI, Alan Turing (mathematician/father of modern computer science), and some scholars believe that Moses stuttered (you know, the Bible).
      You should keep in mind as you get nervous, or start to stutter, that there really isn’t anything really wrong. Just take a few moments and relax, knowing you are among great people.

      I learned that I don’t have anything to be afraid of in meeting new people, or having to give a speech. They’re lucky to know me, and have the opportunity to meet me, and in a speech, they are waiting for me, so I have no problem taking a moment to get my composure. You may want to try a bit of self-assurance when you feel that anxiety. How about this way, that I like to turn things around, it’s not your problem in the way you’re speaking, it’s their problem not being able to listen.

      I just learned that self-confidence is so important, and our imperfections make us who we are. You can practice and use the techniques, but if it doesn’t work, so what. I’ve never met a perfect person, and if I did, I really don’t want to know them.

    • Curator says:

      It is Philosophical and ideological in Nature, They interpret eviodence through a bias prespposition,

      Read this
      Why Are So Many Scientists Atheists?
      http://www.blogos.org/compellingtruth/scientists-atheists.html

      Many scientists deny God’s existence because of a commitment to materialism. Francis Crick, a molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, was a materialist to the core. Materialism teaches that there is nothing in the cosmos besides matter and energy. The supernatural does not exist, and there is no such thing as thought, consciousness, or the soul. Crick even went so far as to predict that science would one day find that the act of prayer changes a neurotransmitter in the brain and induces a positive effect on the person praying.

      Some scientists reject faith because of personal experiences. Marie Curie, the only scientist to win two Nobel Prizes in two different science categories, became an atheist or agnostic after the deaths of her mother and sister. It’s possible that this loss influenced her theological beliefs. Alan Turing, a mathematician and groundbreaking computer scientist, lost faith in God after the death of his first love. Refusing to believe a loving God would allow her death, Turing embraced materialism.

      Some scientists simply see no use for God. Paul Dirac was a forefather of quantum mechanics. He believed science was well on its way to describing the universe in detail, and he saw religion as a political tool. String-theorist Brian Greene says, “Most scientists like to operate in the context of economy. If you don’t need an explanatory principle, don’t invoke it.”

      Some atheistic scientists come from a religious background and purposefully reject it. Richard Leakey, a paleontologist and conservationist from Kenya, is the grandson of missionaries but was disillusioned with any kind of faith in God.

      Some scientists see faith and science as mutually exclusive. James Watson, who with Francis Crick discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, thought belief in God would preclude his love of science. He loved science more than God.

      There are scientists who simply don’t bother thinking about God. Steven Weinberg, a Nobel Prize laureate for his work in particle physics, said, “The experience of being a scientist makes religion seem fairly irrelevant. Most scientists I know simply don’t think about it very much. They don’t think about religion enough to qualify as practicing atheists.”

      Some scientists are religious but deny any reality beyond tradition and ritual. Oliver Sacks, the neurologist portrayed by Robin Williams in the movie Awakenings, loves religion and feels comfortable in both Orthodox Jewish and Catholic settings. He explains that “nature itself seems so wonderful that I don’t feel a hunger for any concept beyond it.”

      In short, scientists reject faith in God for the same reasons anyone else does. Their atheism is built on some foundational choices:

      1) They choose to worship “created things rather than the Creator” (Romans 1:25 NIV).
      2) They choose to embrace “opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge” (1 Timothy 6:20 NIV).
      3) They choose to retain their sin instead of repenting (John 3:19).
      4) They choose to limit their definition of truth to what can be empirically discovered. Unfortunately, the truth of God cannot be discovered via the scientific method. “The world through its wisdom did not know him” (1 Corinthians 1:21 NIV).
      5) They choose pride over humility (James 4:6).

      One other reason for their rejection of God has to do with the enemy of their souls. “The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers” (2 Corinthians 4:4). We must never forget that we are involved in a spiritual battle. The human intellect, no matter how lofty, must be redeemed by Christ.

      God gives grace to the humble. “For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards … But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise” (1 Corinthians 1:26-27).

      Of course, not all scientists reject God. Dr. Francis S. Collins is the former head of the National Human Genome Research Institute. As a young man, Collins was well on his way to atheism when a woman dying of heart disease confronted him about his beliefs. He realized that none of his scientific work answered the bigger questions in life. Later, a minister gave him C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity. Something about the irrefutability of natural moral law resonated with him, and he became a Christian. The moment Dr. Collins was saved, there was “rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God” (Luke 15:10 NIV).

      Read more: http://www.compellingtruth.org/scientists-believe-God.html#ixzz2mS2vKliC

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