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    Re: Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for not predicting earthquake

    This is idiotic. The scientists concluded that a large earthquake was unlikely, not impossible. What's next, sacrificing virgins to secure next year's crop?
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    Re: Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for not predicting earthquake

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Apparently, the geologists in question didn't understand geology very well either.
    Uh... what? Even if you understand geology - there's no way to predict an earthquake. Are you even serious?
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    Re: Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for not predicting earthquake

    Well, you inexplicably tried to blame this mess on what you seem to call the creationists lack of knowledge, whereas the only people whose knowledge failed them were the geologists in question.

    In your own words, they were unable to predict the earthquake.

    As I said, the geologists didn't know enough geology to be useful.

    Your post was rather ironic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Uh... what? Even if you understand geology - there's no way to predict an earthquake. Are you even serious?

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    Re: Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for not predicting earthquake

    How is it that you can understand the way in which government and political interference can damage incentives for good science to take place, but, as a liberal, you are unable to understand how government and political interference can damage economic incentives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The danger here is that this kind of intimidation will make people reluctant to go into science at all if there is a possibility that they will be charged with a crime if their predictions do not pan out.

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    Re: Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for not predicting earthquake

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post


    Holy. Crap. People are so ****ing stupid. Aside from the injustice and the human tragedy associated with this case, this verdict will have a chilling effect on science. What has happened to Italy? It used to be a modern country, but over the past decade it has devolved into a banana republic.
    Italy decided (politically) to swing away from all the good things their historical and cultural background provided them with. I am ofc talking about their Roman heritage and their Renaissance heritage, their Enlightenment heritage.

    The Romans were famed for their good justice system, among many other things. The Law, with most of its correct principles today, have been given to us and the world by the Romans. During the time of the Italian city-states in the renaissance period, they were the hub of civilization. The Italian peninsula was the most civilized place in the world. Damn, even war was civilized over there. And I could go on for pages on end... but it will only revoke bitter feelings in all who appreciate civilization.

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    Re: Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for not predicting earthquake

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Italy decided (politically) to swing away from all the good things their historical and cultural background provided them with. I am ofc talking about their ... Enlightenment heritage.
    Italy wasn't really at the forefront of the Enlightenment. The influence of the Vatican made it difficult and slow for the idea of reason to take a hold there. Just FYI.

    The Romans were famed for their good justice system, among many other things. The Law, with most of its correct principles today, have been given to us and the world by the Romans.
    Although it (Roman law) influenced it, Common Law is quite distinct, and is the basis of the legal systems of around a third of all jurisdictions, including the US. So, it's a little misleading to say the The Law has been given to us by the Romans.
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    Re: Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for not predicting earthquake

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Italy wasn't really at the forefront of the Enlightenment. The influence of the Vatican made it difficult and slow for the idea of reason to take a hold there. Just FYI.
    Hehe that is an understatement.
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    Re: Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for not predicting earthquake

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Italy decided (politically) to swing away from all the good things their historical and cultural background provided them with. I am ofc talking about their Roman heritage and their Renaissance heritage, their Enlightenment heritage.

    The Romans were famed for their good justice system, among many other things. The Law, with most of its correct principles today, have been given to us and the world by the Romans. During the time of the Italian city-states in the renaissance period, they were the hub of civilization. The Italian peninsula was the most civilized place in the world. Damn, even war was civilized over there. And I could go on for pages on end... but it will only revoke bitter feelings in all who appreciate civilization.
    Yea and then they became Christians... and it went down hill from then on.
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    Re: Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for not predicting earthquake

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Yea and then they became Christians... and it went down hill from then on.
    Well, I'd say Italy's decline can really be traced back to the invention of Catenaccio.
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    Re: Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for not predicting earthquake

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Well, I'd say Italy's decline can really be traced back to the invention of Catenaccio.
    I would say disagree fully, but cant.. hate defensive football.. grrrrrrrr. Good luck with City this week.. they gonna need it
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