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#16    Doug1o29

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:49 PM

View PostProfessor Buzzkill, on 22 October 2012 - 07:37 PM, said:

Who would want to be a scientist these days?

I think the main point here is that earthquakes are unpredictable, and these scientists told people not to worry and to go home and relax "with a glass of wine" hours before a major earthquake killed 300 people.
Wait until they try to find volunteers for their emergency planning commission.

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Should scientists (or anyone in a position of authority) be held accountable for misleading information?
If they are, our politicians are in BIG trouble.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:37 PM

This sure will boost the advance of science....

I don't think we will have to be afraid of future earth changes; it's human stupidity that will eventually do us in.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:11 PM

How will the Italians feel when their scientists and other professionals all exodus out of the country... and they are left with no damn scientists or engineers at all?


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:11 PM

It's tragic so many people died but it's not fair to hold the scientists responsible. They did what they thought was right at the time and I hardly think they deliberately gave out misleading information, they don't deserve to be made an example of like this.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:43 PM

If his statement was incompetent if compared with the available data then fire him, but I don't think a scientist should be jailed for being wrong about something unless he can somehow be proven to intentionally said it to try and hurt people.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:49 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 23 October 2012 - 04:11 PM, said:

It's tragic so many people died but it's not fair to hold the scientists responsible. They did what they thought was right at the time and I hardly think they deliberately gave out misleading information, they don't deserve to be made an example of like this.

It's just the Italian government that needs a scapegoat because of their own incompetence.

As soon as they get rid of that Mafia mentality, things will change for the better, but I don't expect that to ever happen soon.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

witch hunt.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

They should be hauling in the Pope. After all he has a direct line to God so he should have predicted the earthquake. Only God knows what is to happen. Those idiots are looking for a scapegoat for something that is beyond the control of man.A bunch of dumb peasants.....


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:15 PM

View PostDoug1o29, on 23 October 2012 - 12:49 PM, said:

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Should scientists (or anyone in a position of authority) be held accountable for misleading information?

If they are, our politicians are in BIG trouble.
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"Before you speak, you should know that anyone, even a scientist, is held accountable for his words"


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THIS IS ITALY!

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:54 PM

This was the DUMBEST thing I've ever heard.

Who would ever attempt to predict anything again in Italy? You'd have to be nuts.


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:17 AM

View Postminera, on 23 October 2012 - 05:55 PM, said:

...Only God knows what is to happen ...

On the day a great shadow crossed the epicenter of the darkest day in Japan's history ...Tuscany shook, and I broke my silence.

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- March 11, 2012
In memory of those who have died in this terrible disaster(9. 0-Magnitude Japanese Earthquake,) I will remain silent, until Tuscany speaks.



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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:01 AM

They can give advice based on the information they have. They arent all knowing mystic oracles and can of course be wrong. It reminds me somewhat of when people sue over events that most would chalk up to an unfortunate accident. The need to blame rather than asses how better to avoid similar in future.

    

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:56 AM

I live in Tornado Alley and Meteorologist can't even be certain if a tornado will form or predict it's path. You can't predict Mother Nature.


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:40 AM

Maybe we should be stupid and incompetent.  We'd never have to account for anything and other people would be responsible for our well being.


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:53 AM

So if an unpredictable meteor happens to fall on a city, NASA would be sued?





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