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Politics And Science: Please Stop


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Politicians need to keep out of scientific endeavors. It is bad enough when they blame the ebbs and flows of the economy on each other as an excuse to meddle on behalf of their constituents, but this story is outrageous. I know that this story is a little old. I was discussing it with someone who had kept better tabs recently.

theguardian

Italian scientists convicted for 'false assurances' before earthquake

Manslaughter convictions handed down after people of L'Aquila received reassurances prior to earthquake that killed 300

An Italian judge sent shockwaves through the scientific world on Monday when he sentenced seven of the country's leading experts on natural disasters to six years each for giving false assurances before the earthquake that hit the city of L'Aquila in 2009.

http://www.guardian....rthquake-aquila

Wow! They are jailing scientists for not predicting an earthquake. Just wow.

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