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Scientists Who Didn’t Predict Earthquake Face Jail in Italy

Prosecutors in Italy have called for a group of scientists to be sent to prison for four years each for allegedly failing to give adequate warning of the L'Aquila earthquake in 2009 that killed 309 people and injured hundreds more.

The trial of the seven experts has proved immensely controversial, with the international scientific community saying that earthquakes cannot be predicted and that the experts are being made scapegoats for an unforeseen natural disaster.

Source: London Daily Telegraph. Read full article. (link)

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  • entropy||

    Death by demolition derby.

  • RightNut||

    In other news, Italian scientist are predicting a major earthquake will occur tomorrow. Italian scientist have predicted a major earthquake will occur the day after the prediction for the last two weeks.

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    Prosecutors in Italy have called for a group http://sweeterjan.weblogcu.com/ of scientists to be sent to prison for four years each for allegedly failing to give adequate warning of the L'Aquila earthquake in 2009 that killed 309 people and injured hundreds more.

  • Brian from Texas||

    Good thing they don't live in ancient Rome. I read about how they crucified the soothayers who fail to properly predict the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

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