I have seen one that is even worse, if that is possible, in the comments to this article. (I reproduce it here, in part, both to be fair to the commenter, and because finding a specific comment on Slate.com is very difficult.)
...natives developed the idea not only that the gods could drop riches on
them, but that they themselves could influence whether these planes
crashed on their islands by participating in rituals that the
anthropologists labeled Cargo Cults.
That the plane fell victim to the influence of a cargo cult which caused
it to divert and crash on one of these islands, is no more impossible
or outlandish than "experts" say any of the actual hypotheses would be,
since they are all "unprecedented" and make no sense to have actually
So apparently "plane fall down, go boom" and "the cargo cult metaphysical model is the correct one" are apparently equally supported in this person's mind.