Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for failing to warn about an earthquake

"You gotta be kidding" on this one.

In Italy, seven members of the National Commission for Prevention of Major Risks in Italy were convicted of manslaughter for failing to give residents in a seismically area enough notice for an earthquake that resulted in over 300 deaths.  Various other commission members have resigned over the intimidation.

Can anyone really predict earthquakes that reliably?

Imagine litigation after a supervolcano quake.

iGoogle picked out the NYTimes story here.

This sounds like one for Seth Meyers on SNL. Or maybe it sounds like the Amanda Knox case. 

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