Monday, October 22, 2012

Italian Judge Marco Billi sentences 7 men to jail for failing to predict an earthquake. What a fucktard.

Sean Ewart

Italian Judge Marco Billi, a world renown fucktard.
In an act of mind-boggling stupidity, Italian Judge Marco Billi has sentenced 7 men to 6 years in jail for failing to predict an earthquake.
The defendants were accused in the indictment of giving "inexact, incomplete and contradictory information" about whether small tremors felt by L'Aquila residents in the weeks and months before the April 6, 2009, quake should have constituted grounds for a quake warning. (ABC)
The seven men were members of the National Commission for the Forecast and Prevention of Major Risks and have been held responsible for the 309 people killed in the 2009 6.3 magnitude earthquake.
Malcolm Sperrin, director of medical physics at the UK's Royal Berkshire Hospital said that the sentence was surprising and could set a worrying precedent.
"If the scientific community is to be penalized for making predictions that turn out to be incorrect, or for not accurately predicting an event that subsequently occurs, then scientific endeavor will be restricted to certainties only and the benefits that are associated with findings from medicine to physics will be stalled." (BBC)
Mr. Sperrin is far understating the monumental failure this verdict represents.

Judge Marco Billi sentenced 7 men to jail for not predicting something that is fundamentally unpredictable.

For that reason:

This is the definition I found on the internet. Because I put it there.

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