He is not a scientist. He claims to be a journalist, but he is not even that. At best, he is a rabble rouser trying to rack up the page views. At worst, he is a shill for shorts. Either way, he is to be ignored.
You've done your due diligence. Trust yourself.
I've been betting against Flintstone on ARIA and that has been going quite swimmingly. I expect the same or better will happen here as well.