Fuller, get on this and this like right now and get back at our readers next week with your response in a blog post. I’m expecting either (a) categorical dismissal of this as preposterous and insulting, or (b) a legit BOOM! science moment. Either way, I’m excited for your take.
Side note: I got to learn about the Kardashev scale (rudimentary stuff to Fuller, no doubt) thanks to the Discovery article linking me to Wikipedia. So is this now officially a credible thing to do in research, or is Discovery a farce?