Scientists to go on trial for not predicting the power of God

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Scientists to go on trial for not predicting the power of God (external - login to view)

Next week six scientists and an official go on trial in Italy for manslaughter over the earthquake in L'Aquila that killed 309 people two years ago.
This extraordinary case has attracted international attention because science itself seemed to be on trial, with the seven defendants apparently charged for failing to predict the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck on the night of 6 April 2009.
Scientists cannot yet say when an earthquake is going to happen with any precision, even in a seismically active zone. And over 5,000 scientists from around the world have signed a letter supporting those on trial.


BBC News - Newsnight - Scientists in the dock over L'Aquila earthquake (external - login to view)
Bar Sinister
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It is unfortunate that the Italian judiciary does not go after the Mafia and their own politicians with similar alacrity. Perhaps the unfortunate scientists in question were not quick enough with a bribe or not wealthy enough to offer one.
Shouldn't they be charging all the preachers? After all they are the ones that claim a direct line to god.
Quakes can't be 100% predicted but every full moon they tend to increase.....

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