Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Total Stupidity

As unbelievable s it sounds, a group of scientists in Italy has been convicted of (ready for this?) failing to predict an earthquake! In April 2009, an earthquake hit Italy and now 7 scientists has been convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six years in prison for failing to predict the earthquake.

I don’t blame you if you think this is a hoax. I can't believe it either at first but it is true; this unbelievable story is for real. The fact that there is no science that can correctly predict earthquake does not seem to matter (you know the Japanese would love to have that), unless their appeal is successful, these scientists are going to jail.

The total stupidity of the accusation is just mind-numbing. I mean what’s next; do we lock up every police officer for failing to prevent crime before it happen or lock up every economist for failing to predict the next economic crisis or every weatherman for failing to get the weather forecast correct? Because that's what happened to these scientists! Talk about stupid!


Anonymous said...

The let's crucify a few economists and politicians for failing to anticipate and head off the economic disaster of 2008 that led to countless lives (retirement nest eggs) destroyed.

Anonymous said...

Right, what about the minister who forgot about building morE HDB flats, or the escape of a limping "terroist."

Lets do it.

Ghost said...

So you guys are in favor of locking up people for not being seers. Interesting; stupid but interesting.