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Sunday, October 04, 2020

Bizarre scientific conspiracy theories retracted

It turns out there is no black hole in the center of the earth made of DNA. Who knew?

T he Retraction Watch website reported this week on a bunch of bizarre articles that turned up in the special issue on Global Dermatology of the Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Science vol. 7, no. 18, Sep 30, 2019. The articles include:

The editors have retracted all of them, saying dryly

An internal investigation has raised sufficient evidence that they are not directly connected with the special issue Global Dermatology and contain inconsistent results. As such, we retract these articles from the literature and by guidelines and best editorial practices from the Committee on Publication Ethics. We apologize to our audience about this unfortunate situation.

Fig. 1 from Fioranelli et al
Fig. 1 from Fioranelli et al. The caption reads: “Induced DNA black brane interior of the core by imaging all DNAs on its meta” (Some of the labeling has been replaced to make it legible).

That said, some of the articles are highly entertaining. They're still available on PMC. Even the affiliations—Department of Nuclear Physics, Sub-nuclear and Radiation, G. Marconi university; Clinic for Psychiatric Disorders, Belgrade, Serbia, and so on—are obviously fake. Here are some excerpts:

We show that DNA black brane of the earth is the biggest system of telecom­muni­ca­tions which exchange waves with all DNAs and molecules of water. Also, we introduce a new type of DNAs called dark DNAs on the eleven-dimensional manifold. In fact, on the four-dimensional manifold, DNAs are contracted at least four times around various axes and waves of earth couldn't read their information. However, by adding extra dimensions, the separation distance between particles increases and all of the information could be recovered by waves.

For this reason, each DNA has two parts which one can be seen on the four-dimensional universe, and another one has existed in extra dimensions, and only it's effects can be observed. This extra dark part of DNA called as a dark DNA in an extra dimension. Waves of the earth's DNA connect DNAs on four-dimensional universe and dark DNAs in extra dimensions and act like topoisomerases in biology. These waves are different for males and females and also different from linear waves which radiate by electronic devices. . . .

Thus, molecules of water can have some properties like gender, and each molecule of water with the gender of the male can attract by DNAs with the gender of female and reversely, each molecule of water with the gender of a female can attract with molecules of water with the gender of male (See Figures 9 and 10).

This is followed by a series of nonsensical physics equations cribbed out of some relativity textbook and some misinformation about DNA. Here's another one by the same author, unfortunately no longer up:

RETRACTED: 5G Technology and induction of coronavirus in skin cells PMID: 32746604 doi: 10.23812/20-269-E-4. M Fioranelli1, A Sepehri1, M G Roccia1, M Jafferany2, O Y Olisova3, K M Lomonosov1, T Lotti1,3
1 Department of Nuclear, Sub-nuclear and Radiation Physics, G. Marconi University, Rome, Italy.
2 Central Michigan Saginaw, Michigan, USA.
3 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia.

Some days it seems like a lot of scientific papers are like this.

oct 04 2020, 4:51 am

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