L'AQUILA, Italy (Reuters) - Six scientists and a government official were sentenced to six years in prison for manslaughter by an Italian court on Monday for failing to give adequate warning of an earthquake that killed more than 300 people in L'Aquila in 2009.
The seven, all members of a body called the National Commission for the Forecast and Prevention of Major Risks, were accused of negligence and malpractice in evaluating the danger and keeping the central city informed of the risks.
I think our Italian friends may be sipping a little too much of the vino.
Amici, earthquakes can't be predicted.
Besides if scientists were imprisoned for making bad predictions, the entire environmentalist, population control, and global warming community would be on Devil's Island.
Evolutionary biologists would be acquitted, though, because Darwinism predicts anything.