I've seen people publishing worse things and even calling it science, e.g. Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis or 90% of the AI overfitting.
Actually, in his book from 2019 (I read only reviews) Lovelock clung to AI, intelligent and nice machines who will one day save the world. In 2020 we have a major obstacle on the way to this bright future, the Covid crisis, and the whole AI priesthood takes the vow of silence on this subject. However, to have any chance of getting funding, you have to stuff some AI bullshit into your Covid-19-related research proposal. Here is mine: