…and that wasn’t the worst part. From Moue Magazine–who deserves much credit for the brilliant description of ID advocates as “self-hating scientists”:
In 2003, the school district told him to stop teaching ID in the classroom and he refused- but kept his job. He did remove most of the visible religious materials in his classroom but then gave his students the assignment of watching the movie Expelled with directions to “explain why it is important to examine this objectively and not let bias affect your observations.”
But the teacher is even nuttier than your typical ID advocate (hard as that is to believe):
…the BD-10A High Frequency Generator… is used in science classrooms to ionize contained gases to make them an identifiable color (a really fun lab in normal situations). The tip of this device can put out up to 50,000 volts. There is a warning on the product that says “Never touch or come in contact with the high voltage output of this device”. Which would seem like obvious advice.
Mr. Freshwater, however, decided to apply the device to the skin of several of his eighth grade students. He asked for classroom volunteers who wanted to see how the device worked. Without warning the children that it was going to be used on them and be painful, he pressed it to their skin and left a painful welt behind. A mother complained to the school after her son’s welt kept him awake all night in pain. Another parent complained about their child’s injury.
….I’ve taken dozens of science classes in my life and no teacher ever taught how an electric device worked by using it on the students… you shouldn’t run any voltage through a 13 year old. It is rather disturbing that such a thing needs to be said.
Intelligent Design isn’t a ‘theory’, it’s a pathology.