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Why are there so many earthquakes in Iran ....
Guinness Dark Side
.... senior cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi explains:

"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes..."

In response, Jen McCreight has suggested an experiment. However Rebecca Watson has some concerns about it (These two links are mildly NSFW).

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Quaking Nukes


Long Live Democratic Seismology

Chile survived its huge earthquake relatively well. Iran would be a different story.

By Christopher Hitchens

Posted Monday, March 1, 2010, at 10:32 AM ET

... "In Tehran, Iran's capital, Dr. Bilham has calculated that one million people could die in a predicted quake similar in intensity to the one in Haiti." (Italics added.) ...

... And what would happen to the secret nuclear facilities, both under the ground and above it? ... what would the survivors think when they looked around the (possibly irradiated) ruins ...

... it should become part of our humanitarianism and our public diplomacy to warn the Iranian people of the man-made reasons that the results of a natural calamity would be hideously multiplied in their case. This, together with the offer of immediate help in earthquake-proofing, enhanced from our experiences in California, is nothing less than a moral responsibility. ...

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