Jun. 23rd, 2010

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Italian court indicts seven scientists and government officials for their failure to predict the severity and timing of last year's L'Aquila earthquake

I like to fancy myself a scientist. And not just because I have a degree or two that has the word "scientist" in its name. Its more a way of thinking and doing. Founded in the scientific method and balanced by true philosophy which is the art of applying logic.

Now as usual, the devil is in the details. They actual indictment doesn't really say that they could have predicted the actual earthquake, it says that they had enough indication that it was too dangerous NOT to evacuate. And therefore they were remiss in their duties and are responsible for the deaths of those that were caught by it.

however, its a slippery slope. And one I personally wish they would stay away from.

Reminds me too much of my own blasted country.


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