I'll be posting something on science later, but I wanted to give people an opportunity to share any evidence they might have on the issue of Shakespeare's authorship. I'm including a few links. One is to a page full of information defending Shakespeare as writing Shakespeare. The second is to the Shakespeare Oxfordian Society, dedicated to "honoring the true bard" (Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford). The third is a summary of evidence for the case that Francis Bacon wrote the plays.
My question is: Does it matter who wrote Shakespeare? Why? or Why not?