Yes, this is satire. However, all good satire make a good point, and Borowitz never fails. Just look around you. Do you see fellow humans rationally analyzing claims to see if they comport with available evidence? Ya, me neither.
Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans
SCIENCE (from the Latin for 'knowledge') informs wisdom, reason and humanism. This is a 4-legged worldview within reality that maximizes well-being for individuals and society.