The Dumbest Thing You Will Read Today, from Unscientific American

I thought the New York Times had once again stolen the prize for the dumbest article of the last few days with this entry:

Even the cliches in the article are 20 years out of date, but I’m sure the author, Jeff Colgan, professor of political science and the director of the Climate Solutions Lab at Brown University, is already working on a sequel informing us that democracy died today with Chevron’s announcement that it will acquire Hess Corp.

But no: the dumbest thing you will read today is this from what I have started calling Unscientific American:

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