There several areas in which Academia stubbornly clings to orthodox dogma, regardless of a growing body of compelling evidence to the contrary.
The answer to the Shakespeare Authorship Question is not an illiterate townsman from Stratford. That’s silly, really. There are much better candidates. There are so many of them, in fact, and so many great arguments for different parts of the canon, that a multiple-authorship theory is the only reasonable conclusion.