A sad day for Sigma…

“Six Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L’Aquila.”

It is a very sad day for Science in Italy.

After reading this article by the BBC, I was surprised that people were prosecuted for having inaccurate predictions. I can understand that there was a tragic loss of life by this natural disaster, but to prosecute the seismologists on the grounds of mass manslaughter because of it is absurd.

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