I initially entered this thread in response to someone who submitted as a matter of fact that the author was an atheist, and that was thier motivation for the claims about the agenda of creationists.
It turns out there is nothing in the article indicating the author holds those beliefs. The lack of evidence was dismissed as irrelevant, and the discussion continued on as if it was indeed established the she was and atheist and that she was pursuing an agenda based on those beliefs.
Maybe so, but I answered your rhetorical question as to appropriateness about wondering. I essentially stated that in that case the appropriateness was up to you, but I also pointed out that metmom's turning of the question on the author of the referenced article was definitely appropriate. The referenced article may not mention the authors belief, but the article itself certainly addresses hidden motives. In fact, the conclusion aimed at in the case of Dr. James Shapiro would be to assume hidden motives since he uses the word "Darwinists" which according to Amanda Gefter is suspect...When you come across the terms "Darwinism" or "Darwinists", take heed. True scientists rarely use these terms,