Italian government officials have accused the country's top seismologist of manslaughter, after failing to predict a natural disaster that struck Italy in 2009, a massive devastating earthquake that killed 308 people. A shocked spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) likened the accusations to a witch hunt.
"It has a medieval flavor to it -- like witches are being put on trial," the stunned spokesman told FoxNews.com.
Enzo Boschi, the president of Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), will face trial along with six other scientists and technicians, after failing to predict the future and the impending disaster...
One day you wash up on the beach, wet and naked. Another day you wash back out. In between, the scenery changes constantly.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Italians Charge Seismologists With Manslaughter...
...for not predicting 2009 earthquake.
Labels: earthquake, politics, science
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