Well, that is plain bulldust. Dishonest, manipulative, and ultimately self-defeating.
|Did you know I have a PhD dear?|
In short, there's a lot less there than meets the eye.
(It would be unkind to focus on a particular example I suppose, so instead I'll just change the subject and ask if you've seen the current issue of David Hulme's Vision magazine.)
So which do you think is preferable, to be knowledgeable and two-faced (so you don't scare the riff-raff), or wooden-minded and two-faced (so you don't scare the people whose status you aspire to)?