Dawkins calls for official apology for Turing

“After the war, when Turing’s role was no longer top-secret, he should have been knighted and fĂȘted as a saviour of his nation. Instead, this gentle, stammering, eccentric genius was destroyed, for a ‘crime’, committed in private, which harmed nobody.” — Richard Dawkins

(Hat-tip: Michelle)

UPDATE: pettition over here. (Thanks VS.)