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6 Scientists Sentenced To 6 Years In Jail [Pic+]

... for *not* predicting what was a deadly 2009 earthquake in Italy.

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6 Scientists Sentenced To 6 Years In Jail [Pic+]. ... for *not* predicting what was a deadly 2009 earthquake in Italy.
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8BitHero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:01:21 AM
Even if they did, why would we listen to them? We don't listen to them regardless of what they say.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 11721 Posts
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:14:26 PM
I hope every scientist and engineer in that country goes on strike. It's time that Atlas shrugged.

richanddead
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1548 Posts
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 1:26:11 PM
that's sad sight all-around.

Reignblazer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1903 Posts
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:59:55 AM
Preposterous.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 3699 Posts
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:37:57 AM
@madest,

You usually make sense, what happened ere. They didn't ignore the readings. They read them and concluded that there was no evidence of raised probability of a major event. The political appointee may have presented that as `no probability` but that isn`t the same.

It is a high risk area with a lot of low level activity. There was a high probability of a major even at some time, but nothing indicated it was imminent. So `no raised risk` was accurate.
The Concordia comparison does not work; the seismologists did not increase the chance of a major event. The captain did.

If you ask a scientist to predict the future you are asking the wrong question. At best they can provide the best odds available given the data and the state of the science. At the moment seismology is still just getting started, if you bang up scientists every time the reality goes against the odds they gave you, then who the hell would work for you?


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