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Alan Turing by Douglas Hofstadter, Andrew Hodges

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New Men

I hear it was charged against me that I sought to destroy institutions,

But really I am neither for nor against institutions,

(What indeed have I in common with them? or what with the

destruction of them?)

Only I will establish in the Mannahatta and in every city of these

States inland and seaboard,

And in the fields and woods, and above every keel little or large that

dents the water,

Without edifices or rules or trustees or any argument,

The institution of the dear love of comrades.

Almost on the same day that Alan announced his discovery to Newman, someone else completed a demonstration that the Hilbert Entscheidungs-problem was unsolvable. ...

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