As, indeed, I have always remarked that with men of business and the world, who require to have many things laid before them extempore, and consequently are always on their guard to prevent their being deceived, it is much better to have to do even in scientific matters, because they keep their minds free, and listen to the person speaking without other interest than a desire to get information ; whereas learned people, on the contrary, generally hear nothing but what they have learnt and taught, and about which they have come to some agreement with their brethren. The place of the object is usurped by some word-credo, by which it is perhaps as well to abide as by any other. Johann Wolfgang Goethe 1792, aus →KAMPAGNE IN FRANKREICH 1792
Does it really make sense to leave the field of scientific inquiry and thinking up to the scholars of Academia ? In my view in the elucidation of legitimate doubt as to the authorship of Shakespeare (Stratford) academia has failed all along the line.