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ItalianIdiocyItalian Idiocy

So the Italians have decided to lock-up scientists. Specifically they have imprisoned 6 scientists six years each, for failing to warn about the L'Aquila earthquake in 2009.

The outrageous guilty verdict could only, surely, have negative consequences. Certainly if I were an Italian vulcanologist studying Etna, I would be thinking seriously about a career move, or at least a change of active research project.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20025626
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/across-the-universe/2012/oct/24/galileo-laquila-earthquake-italian-science-trial

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