Re: HARRY LIME
"Whoever built the Antikythera mechanism had engineering and mathematical knowledge far more advanced than his - and the machine was *built*, not just drawn."
Even if all his work was independently (re-)discovering "lost" information the Greeks or whoever had many, many years earlier, then that's not his fault. It was lost and he deserves full credit for his discoveries.
On the other hand, if he had access to earlier books and just regurgitated them with a some new discoveries, then maybe there's a case for calling him a "pop star"