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News Jail time for incompetent Italian scientists

  1. Oct 28, 2012 #1


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    Note to self. Do not become a scientist in Italy. But if I should, be sure and cry wolf every time something might happen.

    Meteorologist: "It's going to rain heavily. There might be a flood. Everyone move to higher ground".

    Quantum Physicist: "There is no uncertainty about the uncertainty principle, and everyone should therefore jump back in bed and hide under the covers".
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  3. Oct 28, 2012 #2
    The survivors view:


  4. Oct 28, 2012 #3
    It was never a matter of blaming scientists for wrong predictions, it was about their involvement in misleading public and telling things that were not factually correct.
  5. Oct 28, 2012 #4


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    Did they make a mistake either in their reading of the data or in deciding whether or not the risk warranted a warning? If so to either of those then I can see how this would at least constitute criminal negligence.
  6. Oct 28, 2012 #5


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