Kelly Nestruck wrote Oct. 16, 2013 in the Toronto Globe & Mail under the title "Amid controversy, two Canadian universities financilly back debate over Shakespeare's 'true identity'". The article generated extensive commentary by readers.
For mainstream academics however, the conference’s apparent stamp of approval from York and Guelph is an embarrassment.
Rubin compares himself to Galileo (who was persecuted by the Catholic Church for defending Copernicus’s theory that the Earth revolves around the sun) Rubin believes "Stratfordeans", like the church, will eventually come around.
“I do believe that apologies will come [from] those who are hanging back with the apes, those who feel it’s okay to ridicule, those will feel it’s okay to say this is heresy,”