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23 October 2012

Italy Still Hasn’t Learned

Hey Italy, remember this guy?? You put him in jail because he said the Earth was not the center of the solar system.

Italy has a history of locking up scientists that say things they don’t like. Just ask Galileo. I wonder if they realize the incalculable damage they have done to their country today. They did it by convicting six scientists whose research on the risk of earthquakes they completely misunderstood. The first thing any college level science student should learn is that any measurement  observation or forecast is MEANINGLESS unless it is also accompanied with a measure of the uncertainty. …

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