Captain Nebula wrote:
Sorry for the joke, but thinking that only someone who has a Ph.D. is smart enough to understand something
Not really. People with PhDs also tend to be short on the knowledge and understanding. Just far less often than lay people reading pseudoscience.
When you're arguing against mainstream science, you're not arguing against one person with a PhD, you are arguing against the consensus of hundreds of people who have had decades of experience in the field and have published results independently in thousands of publications which were reviewed by other scientists who also have decades of experience in science.
So you need to have a lot more than simple understanding of the subject at hand after reading about it