Galileo Redux: 7 Italians scientists convicted, get 6 years jail, for not predicting earthquakes

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Mike, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    These people are our allies?

    If the scientists are that bad, maybe they should be simmered in cauldrons of hot oil.

    Christian Science Monitor: Earthquake predictions and a triumph of scientific illiteracy in an Italian court

    Rarely since a Catholic inquisition in Rome condemned Galileo Galilei to spend the remainder of his days under house arrest for the heresy of teaching that the Earth revolves around the sun, has an Italian court been so wrong about science.

    Today, a court in the central Italian city of L'Aquila, 380 years after that miscarriage of justice, sentenced six scientists and a government bureaucrat to six years in jail on manslaughter charges for their failure to predict a 2009 earthquake that left more than 300 people dead.
  2. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Link from the BBC.

    I think we should offer asylum to all scientists in Italy. Let them beg priests and witch doctors for medication.
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Welcome to Italia! Where the middle ages are more than just a memory.

    Al fuoco!
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Looks like the weather forecasters might be joining the seismologists in prisiono Italiano ...

    UK Guardian: Venice 'high water' floods 70% of city

    Venetians direct anger at forecasters after 'exceptional and unpredictable' rise in sea waters floods homes and businesses
  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    civilization is quite a thin veneer, it seems.

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