I cannot get my head around the recent news about Italian scientists being sent to prison – being convicted for not predicting an earthquake event in 2009. If that is how it’s going to be from now on, will they, do you think also use the reverse logic scenario?
The scientists sentenced – who represent the cream of Italy’s earthquake experts – formed part of the seismic activity committee, known as the Major Risks Commission, in 2009. They were summoned six days before the 6 April quake by Italy’s civil protection agency to consider a series of tremors in the L’Aquila area. Prosecutors alleged they gave “incomplete, imprecise and contradictory” information on the dangers locals faced.
Now if you can be sentenced for getting the facts wrong – in this case a devastating earthquake that killed over three hundred people, don’t you think it is also worth a court case…
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