It should never matter how many doctorate degrees and prestigious credentials a person has, but instead the information should stand or fall based upon the quality and quantity of the evidence presented by historically trust worthy witnesses. As such, who I am and how extensive my credentials are does not matter, only the evidence matters.
“The largest impediment to discovering truth; is the belief you already have it.” – Anonymous
“These [the Bereans] were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” – Acts 17:11 (KJV)
“He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.” – Luke 6:48 (KJV)
“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” – Psalms 11:3 (KJV)