Dr. Terry C. Maxwell is a professor or Biology at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. He is also a signer of the "Scientists for a Responsible Curriculum in Texas Public Schools" statement from the 21st Century Science Coalition.
So it should come as no surprise that he has seen right through the latest machinations of the antievolutionists on the Texas Board of Education.
Rather, this dispute is one of ideology between science and certain religious viewpoints about a subject addressed in Scripture. You notice that we aren't sparring over the germ or atomic theories that are not directly addressed in the Bible. It is confusing and misleading to students in science class to single out biology and historical geology as uniquely discredited by a religious-based perspective.
The "strengths and weaknesses of scientific theories" language in the Texas school curriculum is an anti-evolution ploy and everyone knows it.
Read the rest of Dr. Maxwell's opinion in the The San Angelo Standard-Times.