Monthly Archives: February 2012

Turing vs. Church and the Great Mathematics Throw-Down

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 126 Mathematicians, math students, and secret math hobbyists who go to sleep at night fantasizing about having an Erdös number: I  want to … Continue reading

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A Valentine Memoriam: Alan Turing + Christopher Morcom

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine Days to Centenary: 131 No legalities today, no contentiousness, no discord.  It’s not the day for it. It was on this almost-Valentine’s-Day in 1930 that a … Continue reading

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The Turing Pardon: Why Lord McNally Was Right, But Is Still Entirely Wrong

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine  Days to Centenary: 133 NOTE: I posted this once, but a technical glitch cut off one paragraph and grafted it onto another.  Maybe I was just … Continue reading

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Grossly Indecent: Blackbeard The Pirate Gets a Pardon, Alan Turing Doesn’t

“A Great science fiction detective story” – Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine  Days to Centenary: 137 I rarely suggest or support outrage. It’s too often self-indulgent, it can lead to a mob mentality, and these days it’s frequently … Continue reading

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