20 years ago I would hand out copies of Hoadley's "Understanding Wood" which has much of the same information.
I like to say that we glass bed and pillar bed to get the stock to be low compliance coupled to the barreled action so that the stock mass becomes a consistent part of the recoil reaction before bullet escapement.
But i don't think most people glassing and pillar bedding understand all that is required for that, they just perform a ritual.
The word 'forum" does not mean "not criticizing books."
"Ad hominem fallacy" is not the same as point by point criticism of books. If you bought the book, and believe it all, it may FEEL like an ad hominem attack, but you might strive to accept other points of view may exist.
Are we a nation of competing ideas, or a nation of forced conformity of thought?