I read with envy your endurance to come up again with old arguments already used in the discussion. You keep dragging in extra experts (Achim Engels) and even all the other forum members who agree (on the other thread)
. You surely are backed up by a whole cohort of people, dwarfing any individual who might have other ideas ....
- you are distorting my arguments of J.M.Bruce (a debating trick). J.M. Bruce was the editor of the book, who sure has a responsibility and saw the need to publish the book, because otherwise the world would be poorer without it
- good writers produce good books, because a good writer will not publish a book which is below his norms. Mr. Weyl was an excellent writer on aviation matter and history, as shown very often. So his book is a book following his norms. It is one way or another
Let us not drag in Reinhold Platz here, as he is one of the most contested figures in history, ranging from a 'master welder' (really a nobody historically) to 'chief designer of Fokker'. I have the faint idea that we will not agree on his actual role and activitities with Fokker.
I do not think 'big name' is a pejorative for experts.
The whole discussion has at least given me more information about the life and work of A.R. Weyl and incidentally brushed up my english writing somewhat as a non-native speaker. For me I shut the discussion down and will not give it more time than I already have done.