Mathematicians Of The Day

7th June

Quotation of the day

From Alan Turing
In the time of Galileo it was argued that the texts, 'And the sun stood still ... and hasted not to go down about a whole day' (Joshua x. 13) and 'He laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not move at any time' (Psalm cv. 5) were an adequate refutation of the Copernican theory.
Computing Machinery and Intelligence, Mind 59 (1950), 443.