My qualifications are nothing special, though I have an Agricultural degree majoring in entomology and biochem, it is very rusty because I went off into computer work many years ago, in fact shortly after getting my BSc.
However, my obsession with biology dates back to about age 3 and has never subsided, and I have more nerve than anyone who thinks that formal qualification is a substitute for cogency or mental flexibility.
Accordingly, one of my views is that the educated application of half-knowledge is a major distinction between the quick thinker and the dead.
Conversely, loud opinions cannot shout down empirical contradiction. Not indefinitely anyway! (Not that that bothers politicians!)