@Renegade: Yes, as you say, of course it's garbage science, but some people might quite rightly ask: "What's wrong with publishing it?" The alternative might be, for example, to (say) call it "fake news" or something, and then censor and censure the authors and put them in prison for nothing more than being nutjobs or simply exceedingly barmy.
Fortunately we have stopped the inhumane process of locking all barmy people and nutjobs up. It's not their fault that they seem to occupy a widely different reality to the rest of us.
As a child, I was fascinated by the concept of monasteries and convents. I asked my mother why these men and women would lock themselves up like that with groups of people who all believed the same sorts of things. She said that they had anomalous beliefs and thus had difficulty fitting in with a society that did not share their beliefs, and found that they were happier in the sort of "tribal lockups" (echo chambers) afforded by the convent/monastery. There they were happy and their collective energies could often be directed to doing useful/good things for others - enabling them to live potentially productive/useful lives - rather than them being inhumanely locked up and whiling their lives away in the quiet Hell of a lunatic asylum.
The problem comes though, when people with strongly-held anomalous beliefs and views take to a public stage and adopt a charismatic messianic stance, and people start to fall under their spell. So an Austrian nutjob like Hitler, for example, could lobotomise a whole nation of apparently intelligent German people, who would then blindly follow him to perdition. He could do no wrong, and therefore, by following him - and by extension - neither could they (QED) - as the Nuremberg trials revealed. (Ring any bells?)
Such leaders do this by creating a hateful false and artificial dichotomy between "people who think correctly and believe correctly as we do" and those who don't - the "Others"). The "Other" will be variously regarded as being stupid, evil, deplorable unbelievers, or similar, and thus they are not real people deserving of a life of freedom and tolerance, and so must be variously converted, rehabilitated, re-educated, imprisoned, beaten up, or (at worst) tortured and beheaded/killed and have their property expropriated. Since the "Other" is not a real person like we are, then there is no ethical wrong in treating them like the scum/deplorables/unbelievers that they are - it is entirely legitimate to do so. This is simple fascism, and it seems to have invaded and permeated religion, Science and politics alike - including (say) from recent scary examples in the US, the EU, and of course the Middle East.