How the L’Aquila earthquake trial should have gone down…

Presecutor: “We’re not upset that the accused failed to predict the earthquake of April 6, 2009. As we all know, accurately predicting an earthquake is a scientific impossibility. What we’re upset about is that they failed to properly communicate the risk.”

Defense: “The risk of what?”

Prosecutor: “The earthquake.”

Judge: “The earthquake that they didn’t know was going to happen?”

Prosecutor: “Right.”

Defense: “Right…” 

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Context: Italian Scientists Sent to Jail Because They Downplayed the Risk of an Earthquake

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    Fucking bullshit.
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    travesty. I hate that we live...world that at once demonizes
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    I don’t understand this at all. Can you sue...doctor if you get cancer? I
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    Come se le figure di merda che (noi italiani) abbiamo accumulato fino ad ora non fossero abbastanza. Maledizione.
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    What the actual hell?
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    WTF
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    This is so scary. This is a very, very dangerous precedent. I’m scared to be a young scientist right now. And shows the...