The issue was chosen because it is, at the time that this paragraph was being written, the "free sample issue" linked from the home page, lest anyone think that the issue was hand-picked for this article.You can examine other issues by clicking the arrows by "other issues." In advertisements for movies, it is usually taken for granted that the studios only quote positive reviews.
If a writer argues by hand-picking only the experts convenient to him, then that writer has committed the "argument from authority" fallacy. "Since we proposed punctuated equilibria to explain trends, it is infuriating to be quoted again and again by creationists--whether through design or stupidity, I do not know--as admitting that the fossil record includes no transitional forms.
Transitional forms are generally lacking at the species level, but they are abundant between larger groups.
There is nothing wrong with going to appropriate experts when the need arises.
However, when one uses an authority, it is of vital importance that one not merely quote that authority's opinion.
The young-earth creationists in particular are arguing that most of mainstream science is wrong.