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To: tacticalogic; metmom
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.

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,

78 posted on 02/28/2009 1:09:33 PM PST by AndrewC
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To: AndrewC
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,

If you don't differentiate between saying something is possible or probable based on circumstantial evidence, and saying that it is established fact based on that same evidence, then there is no difference.

79 posted on 02/28/2009 1:17:59 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: AndrewC
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.

Yes you did. If, in your opinion, it is entirely up to me why are you still belaboring the point?

80 posted on 02/28/2009 1:33:50 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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