Predict An Earthquake Or Go To Jail: L'Aquila Earthquake Trial Verdict - Guilty
    By Hank Campbell | October 22nd 2012 12:04 PM | 1 comment | Print | E-mail | Track Comments


    Stuart Clark at The Guardian found a way to make this L'Aquila story about Galileo.  Of course.  Because the similarities are so obvious.  First, there is:


    Okay, maybe there is...


    Italy!  Yes, wasn't that Galileo stuff in Italy, with the evil church imprisoning him for being all science-y and atheist or whatever?  No, not really, though he got the Italy thing right, but Clark wrote a book about the church imprisoning Galileo for being all science-y and atheist or whatever so he has to find an 'eerie resonance' in modern events.  

    What do they have in common?  The country was run by anti-science social authoritarians then just like it is now, but the difference is now the anti-science social authoritarians are on the left.