Mama mia! The scientific community is up in arms over the sentencing of six Italian scientists to jail terms for not predicting an earthquake. While some are characterizing this as a conviction for ‘miscommunication’, the rest of the world is not buying it. Many are equating this to the Vatican’s censure of Galileo’s theories about the earth revolving around the Sun which went against church dogma. He was allowed to continue his research but not allowed to communicate his findings. Let’s hope that more intelligent judges will hear the pending appeals.
The earthquake was without a prediction
So the judges handed down a conviction
And we learn once again
From a small group of men
That ignorance is not Science Fiction