Six Italian scientists and an ex-government official have been sentenced to six years in prison over the 2009 deadly earthquake in L’Aquila.
A regional court found them guilty of multiple manslaughter.
Prosecutors said the defendants gave a falsely reassuring statement before the quake, while the defence maintained there was no way to predict major quakes.
There’s a letter from AAAS stating that the charges are “unfair and naive”. Hmmm. Where have I heard something like that before?
We’re getting to the point where science isn’t just an underpaid career path for the talented, but actually a dangerous one. Can we recommend it as a career path in good faith anymore? Certainly it’s not a low risk career anymore.