There is apparently much chatter as of late (on various blogs, and podcasts - the usual suspects) about a UFO researcher, and claims that he made up phony academic credentials. In the grand scheme of things (even "ufological" things), it is really much ado about nothing. But people these days love to talk about personalities, because it's the great leveler - you don't need a degree, or any qualifications whatsoever, to gossip, or attack people, or pile on. You barely need a pulse.
Meanwhile, I decided to "get away from it all" this weekend, and took a trip to Prince Edward Island with an old and dear friend.
Some things matter... and some things don't.
Did the UFO researcher currently under fire fake his credentials? It seems like he did.
Does it make much of a difference? No, not really, other than to him and those who worked with him.
What of any significance is left to discuss, once the lie has been exposed? Nothing.
Will it help solve the UFO enigma? Absolutely not. It's a sideshow.
It's all about having your priorities in order, folks.