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Reactions to the Italian conviction of seven earthquake scientists

Two reactions today to the Italian conviction of seven earthquake scientists:

In the first, scientists are appalled. In the second someone asks what I think is at least a reasonable question. Even if we agree that prison is an overreaction in this case, it does seem valid to me that scientists face some consequences for misstating risks in certain circumstances.

The story behind the Italian prosecution of six scientists and one government official over an earthquake prediction

The story behind the Italian prosecution of six scientists and one government official over their failure to make an earthquake prediction.

As is usual in these kinds of stories, things are more complicated than they appear at first glance.