Popes, meteors and what we thought we knew
I knew nothing, and so did you.
I knew popes don't quit. I knew meteors stay in the sky. I knew cruise ships are so gargantuan and stable, nothing can possibly go wrong.
There was evidence, solid evidence, for all of this. No pope had said "I'm outta here" since the 1400s. Meteors fly around the heavens all the time and hardly ever crash to Earth. As for the cruise ships -- well, we...