Because of his lack of doubt identical to all academic experts he never felt it necessary to do some own investigations on unsolved scientific authorship questions, (see Quiz) . In his synopsis, he formulated vividly that ..... those who search for him [Shakspere] have mutated into "ghost searchers", "deviant "visionaries" or "Spökenkieker"
These minds ......have lost their balance....
May it be that doubters have not lost, but not yet found their balance ?
Since the main impetus for a Sciencist is doubt, you will not call Höfele a scientist, but perhaps he is novelist ?