Science on trial.

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posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 08:19 AM
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Seven scientists in Italy have gone on trial charged with manslaughter for failing to predict the earthquake that killed more than 300 people in central Italy in 2009.

The case is being closely watched by seismologists around the world who insist it's impossible to predict earthquakes and that no major temblor has ever been foretold. Last year, about 5,200 international researchers signed a petition supporting their Italian colleagues and the Seismological Society of America wrote to Italy's president expressing concern about what it called an unprecedented legal attack on science.
Can you believe that in the year 2011 in the so called ''civilized world'' we are putting scientists on trial for failing to predict the unpredictable? Whats next? Will they be bringing back the inquisition? maybe a few of them should be burned at the stake to set an example?
Source:online.wsj.com...




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