Continuing the discussion from Frontline: United States of Conspiracy:
I saw that paper too, a friend posted it on Facebook. It’s blatantly obvious that it’s patent nonsense (you just have to know the difference between millimetres and nanometres to see that, it doesn’t even take any knowledge in biology and genetics) but what puzzles me is how on earth it got published in a bona fide scientific journal.
I’m aware of predatory journals, and I’m also aware that some people resort to all sorts of tricks to get their research published in peer reviewed journals (one example being a YEC research paper on genetics that got published in a journal about scalable computing by focusing on the software architecture of their flaky DNA comparison tool) but this journal appears to be genuine (though it seems to have a low impact factor) and the subject seems on-topic. So what’s going on here? How did something so obviously cranky get past peer review?