What is the connection between the Maharal and SHerlock Holmes?
Well not a connection, but a sharp distinction: Maharal very much valued knowledge of science; his student worked in the lab of astronomer Tyco Brahe and wrote "Nechmad v'Naim", synthesizing Torah with astronomy; rumor also has it that Maharal himself sat in on Brahe's lectures when the latter visited Prague from his native Copenhagen.
On the other hand, here's Holmes, from A Study in Scarlet:
... he was ignorant of the Copernican Theory and of the composition of the Solar System. ... "You appear to be astonished," he said, smiling at my expression of surprise. "Now that I do know it I shall do my best to forget it."
"To forget it!"
"You see," he explained, "...It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones."
"But the Solar System!" I protested. "What the deuce is it to me?" he interrupted impatiently; "you say that we go round the sun. If we went round the moon it would not make a pennyworth of difference to me or to my work.
Maharal banned Azariah deRossi's book Me'or Einayim just as much as Sherlock Holmes did.