Listing a "who's who" *without* judging the quality and relevance of their relevant work is the logical tactic known as 'call to authority'.
When it's the top hundred or so experts in some particular field, it is not a logical fallacy to rely on their authority, because they have some authority in their field.
Now, if it were the top 100 experts in a field saying that it's bogus IN THEIR FIELD, that's different. The situation we had was a few experts in nuclear hot fusion who were dependent upon guvmint grants for their living, they were saying that those top hundred experts in the OTHER FIELD had got it wrong. It is not a stretch to suggest that people who regularly use electrochemistry and calorimetry in their line of work have more authority than people who rarely if EVER use calorimetry in their line of work.