Idahoans Threaten Science Teacher Who Teaches Science. He Said “vagina”…and “Climate change”.

March 30, 2013

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ClimateProgress:

Turns out “climate change” isn’t the only thing you can’t say in Idaho biology class.

The headline grabber, as Raw Story covered it, was “Idaho teacher investigated for saying ‘vagina’ during biology lesson.” That would be Tim McDaniel, who has been teaching in the Dietrich, Idaho biology department for almost two decades. Here’s the part of the Twin-Falls’s Times-News story that is germane to Climate Progress:

According to McDaniel, the commission is also investigating a complaint that accuses him of using school property to promote a political candidate. The complaint was because he showed the climate change film “An Inconvenient Truth,” also in his science class. McDaniel said he includes the film to spark a discussion on climate change among the students. After watching the film, he asks students to write a response paper explaining their thoughts on climate change. “I’m not looking for one answer, I just want them to be able to explain what they believe,” he said.

How do you stop a teacher from showing one of the most popular documentaries of all time? Assert Al Gore is a political candidate. I wonder where they teach people to come up with that kind of logic.

Before I go on, there is a Facebook page in support of Mr McDaniel here. Petition of support here.

Idaho is not the only state that is vagina unfriendly. My very own rep Jim Stamos  (also climate denier) was responsible for the “you can’t say that word in polite company” majority of the Michigan legislature that made news not long ago.

Pharyngula:

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4 Responses to “Idahoans Threaten Science Teacher Who Teaches Science. He Said “vagina”…and “Climate change”.”

  1. andrewfez Says:

    They should probably also shut down all of their medical schools, nursing schools, pharmacy schools, veterinarian schools, hospitals that have an OBGYN or urology component, not to mention the sinners practicing these out of their own private offices. Probably best to pull all feminine hygiene products, and vaginal candida infection creams (clotrimazole, miconazole, etc.) out of their pharmacies, groceries, etc. too. You know; just to be consistent. Happy witch hunting, folks.

    My music theory teacher in high school, a devout Christian, used to make comments highlighting and propagandizing his religious beliefs during class. It got so common for him to do such, that one of my classmates, another devout Christian, couldn’t even stomach it, and complained against him. It wasn’t a big deal – the dude just toned it down after that; no BOE threats, no crazy parents, no media, etc.

    [And it's not as if the majority of high school kids are hanging off every word their teachers say, in utter idolatry, anyway. It's more like they show up for classes - some they like, some they dislike - aware that school is just something they have to begrudgingly 'get through' in order to graduate into 'normal' adulthood.]

  2. daryan12 Says:

    Sounds like a re-run of the Scopes Trail. Of course the Republicans lost that trail!

    But there was me thinking we’d made progress in the last 90 years!


  3. There is a new document posted on YouTube (29. march 2013) readers might like:

    Alex


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