I woke up last Monday to the news and was as shocked as everyone else. At least for the first few seconds. By 10:30 a.m. I was sitting in the offices of CBS News in Chicago, being interviewed about my book published a year ago, "The Pope Who Quit."
Isn't all earthquake prediction going to be incomplete and inexact, if not always contradictory? Weather forecasting is also inexact, incomplete, and contradictory, but we don't jail forecasters when a hurricane veers of its predicted path.