Authority Academia. If there is one thing I've learned in my 52 years, it's this: Don't trust opinions simply because they're doled out by so-called "experts." This is true in all aspects of life. Here's a recent example in the ongoing meltdown of the global warming theory:
"The global-warming establishment took a body blow this week, as the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change received a stunning rebuke from a top-notch independent investigation . . . the prestigious InterAcademy Council, an independent association of "the best scientists and engineers worldwide" (as the group's own Web site puts it) formed in 2000 to give "high-quality advice to international bodies," has finished a thorough review of IPCC practices -- and found them badly wanting."
It would seem we have one body of experts contradicting another. Nothing new. Look at the evidence. Apply logic and common sense. Think outside the box. Question assumptions. Come to your own conclusion. This same warning and advice applies to historical analysis by academics. Post coming tomorrow on that subject.