posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 08:35 AM
Trust the bloody Romans to crucify people for no real reason. The fact of the matter is, that if the scientists in question had of made a fuss over
the possibilities, then people would have been running about screaming, taking thier possessions out of the location, shareholders and house owners
would have rushed to sell thier holdings off and get out, and the place would have been a ghost town, all based on precisely as little scientific
evidence, as the scientists are being accused of presenting as a reason to remain calm.
If no quake had occurred,and everyone had evacuated, all local businesses shut down and eventually gone to the dogs, which was pretty much just as
likely according to the evidence, would the seismologists have been accused of economic terrorism?
This whole mess has been caused not by the advice of some put upon seismologists, but on the insistence by government bodies that someone give them
some advice in the first place. The facts are these. First, no one could have predicted the quake. Next, no one could have predicted the size of any
potential quake. Further, to have recomended an active, rather than passive response to the possibility of a quake would have been just as
irresponsible as recomending a passive one.
It is hard, that is understood, to remain pragmatic in the face of such devastation, but things that are easy are rarely worth doing. These
seismologists should never have been consulted on anything other than the response to a catastrophy, not the probability of its occurrance. I am
absolutely outraged, disgusted, but not at all suprised at the fact of, nor the identity of the perpetrators of, this offense against science. Like I
said at the top of the post, trust a bloody Roman every time to persecute and terrorise those it has already put upon.