Wednesday 11 May 2011

Prophet-predicted quake in Rome

I always say that  superstition is a tumour in our modern society. We are the best informed and educated generation ever, but we keep following irrational pulses.

Why I say that now? Because thousands of people are staying out of Rome for the next days over a rumour predicting the city devastation today, May 11 of 2011.

As the BBC story reads, these fears come after a rumour which states that seismologist Raffaele Bendandi, died in 1979, had predicted in his notes the destruction of Rome by an earthquake today. In reality, there is not any prediction about an earthquake in his notes. But, do we care? Have we lost our brains? Have we put them in stand-by?

Enter darkness, exit common sense.