Sophists: Giving Wisdom a Bad Name

So why does philosophy and the Sophists matter anyway? Who cares if they wandered the streets of Ancient Greece adjusting their bedsheet togas and pontificating on life. And what does this have to do Wisdom, Gaia, and ascension?

Well I came across a succinct explanation of Sophists in modern era over at Philosophical Journey that perfectly sums it up for me.

"One of the realities of Athenian life that Socrates lamented the most was the prominence of the sophists. These sophists prided themselves on being able to 'make the weaker argument the stronger.'