Predicting Disaster?

So the last time I checked, we couldn’t predict earthquakes.  But that didn’t stop a court in Italy in convicting some scientists of manslaughter!

This is beyond bullcrap.  Prosecutors wanted to lay blame for a natural disaster, and somehow they let it lie on scientists.  There were a few smaller earthquakes, and the prosecution – somehow successfully argued – that it was the scientists jobs to predict the earthquake that eventually came in April 2009.

Small earthquakes are just that most of the time – small earthquakes.  Not always are they precursors of something big to come.  But that wasn’t enough, and several scientists will be spending six years in jail on manslaughter convictions.

Bullcrap!  That’s what I say.  What about you?

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