I posted this on a movie board when some asshat was touting his BA. (yay) Anyway, it annoys me when people feel they have a monopoly on information on the basis they are "experts" (as if people can not do their own research and come to their own conclusions). It can even be dangerous some times. Of course some people really are experts in their fields. But there are those who feel, wrongfully in my opinion, they have some monopoly on the knowledge for various reasons. The worst is when so called "experts" feel they are in full control of any given information due to their "extensive" background and shut others out because they "lack" any formal education, as if that is the only way to gain knowledge. This is Information that can easily be obtained via libraries, book stores and amazon.com for cheap or even FREE instead of throwing away thousands and getting the same thing others get for free, which is knowledge. Fact of the matter is, especially in regards to liberal arts and social sciences like sociology or psych, I have met, before, better read individuals who were highschool drop outs than people who had BAs or even MAs. Not impressed with a BA many times, it can mean very little (means more in STEM subjects IMO). Your BA just means you spent a few thousand (or tens of thousands) on a UNI degree. (I went to UNI myself and got a degree now realize what a scam it is in the USA - could have just borrowed the same exact books at a library for free or purchased off of amazon cheap). Though, society places so much importance on degrees, you kind of need one these days...though I feel I learned nothing I could not have learned at a library.