Not a Scientist? That Doesn’t Even Cover it. Ben Carson Says Archaeologists Wrong, Pyramids Stored Grain

November 5, 2015

Commencement speech from 1998.  Cut to 3:08 for jaw dropping cray.

GOP front runner Ben Carson ever-so-sensibly discards the “pyramids built by aliens” theory. Ok, so far so good.
But wait. He has his own theory, no evidence required.
Hammers “so called scientists”.

Talking Points Memo:

In his 1998 speech, Carson also dismissed the theory that aliens helped construct the pyramids because “it doesn’t require an alien being when God is with you.”

When asked if he stands by his 1998 comments by CBS News on Wednesday night, Carson said, “It’s still my belief, yes.”

Apparently you don’t have to be a Rocket Scientist to be a Brain Surgeon.


29 Responses to “Not a Scientist? That Doesn’t Even Cover it. Ben Carson Says Archaeologists Wrong, Pyramids Stored Grain”

  1. earlosatrun Says:

    We’re talking about divine ways, the pyramids are able to use the divine mysticism to store an infinitely large amount of grain in an infinitely small space. Were we mortals only able to access this divine knowledge we’d be able to solve all problems that we face.

    For a mere $100k and your immortal soul I can set you up with a copy of the divine knowledge.

    I know, you’re asking yourselves why would I offer you such a large fortune for such a small investment.


    It’s because the above statement is as full of craptrap as Carson’s.

  2. dumboldguy Says:

    Carson is getting to be downright scary as a candidate for president. He is as bat-shit crazy as Michelle Bachmann and seems unable to ever admit his mistakes.

    This jaw-dropping (!) piece of “grain” insanity, when coupled with his recent lies about his connections to Mannatech, are really worrisome. Why would anyone consider voting for this man?

    “Apparently you don’t have to be a Rocket Scientist to be a Brain Surgeon.”

    Perhaps we need to invent a new specialty for Carson? Rocket Surgery? Brain Rocketry? Rocketed Brain surgeon?

  3. Ron Voisin Says:

    the UN figures saving the planet will cost just $2T/year, in their pocket. But being cost conscious they only want to start with a modest $100B in 2016. And for that we’ll no longer need to worry about severe storms, drought, floods, inundation of coastal cities, etc.…yea, that’s right – we’ll bank on that. Money does talk!!

  4. JW Rebel Says:

    The quality of this commencement speech casts doubt on the quality of Andrews University and on Ben Carson: abysmal.

    I know quite a bit about archeology and theology: I have never heard anybody suggest that Joseph built the pyramids, let alone fill them with grain. Building pyramids (which are NOT hollow) to store grains would be astonishingly costly and wasteful of resources, not to mention impractical.

    It’s not even all that crazy: crazy at least has some quality. It’s just plain insipidly dumb.

    Nobody thinks the pyramics were built at the same time or in the time of Joseph, nor that Joseph built any pyramids. You might as well suggest that Archimedes is the author of all the automobiles.

  5. fw134 Says:

    My own personal theory is that, when Carson was training to be a brain surgeon, he practiced on himself.

  6. Ron Voisin Says:

    Building pyramids (which are NOT hollow) to store grains would be astonishingly costly and wasteful of resources, not to mention impractical.

    So just what practical purpose are you thinking of?

    Carson gave a thoughtful speech purely intended to inspire those unlike yourself.

  7. Carson also conflates the first and second laws of thermodynamics in his alleged conversation with the physicist.

    • skeptictmac57 Says:

      Right you are. I actually missed that, filling in what I expected to hear from a creationist.
      I’d give him a pass in the form of a ‘misspeak’, since it is easy to do, but I won’t give him a pass on his misunderstanding of the physics that he so presumptuously deigned to ‘explain’ to a ‘well known physicist’ though.
      The story is either total BS, or he left out the part where the ‘well known physicist” when confronted with this third grade argument, commenced to schooling Carson on his ignorant use of creationist nonsense.

  8. indy222 Says:

    The ability to be rational in one side of one’s brain and blatantly dogmatically closed to rationality in other parts simultaneously, is truly astounding. A clear flaw I suppose in our natural-selection-designed brain. I’d accept he was a good surgeon (if he was – no info there), but this Biblical BS is just……. I just plain don’t understand how someone can say such things to billions of people with a straight face.

  9. Ron Voisin Says:

    While the UN says to us with straight face that for $2T/year they will stabilize the climate of the Earth???

    Of course, they’re not just saying it…they intend to collect.

    • greenman3610 Says:

      they’re coming to your house in black helicopters. retreat to your pyramid shelter and wait further instructions.

  10. Ron Voisin Says:

    Oh, I get it…you’re saying they’re just kidding, they don’t intend to collect. That’s a relief.

    Will they still then stabilize the planet?

    • greenman3610 Says:

      This is dead serious. Take cover and wait further instruction – to be broadcast thru toothfilling as usual.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      How about you instead “stabilizing” this thread by going away? Go back to WUWT and spout your nuttery there—-here’s what that other know-nothing Watts appended to one of your “guest columns”.

      “Ronald D Voisin is a retired engineer. He spent 27 years in the Semiconductor Lithography Equipment industry mostly in California’s Silicon Valley. Since retiring, he has made a hobby of studying climate change for the last 7 years. Ron received a BSEE degree from the Univ. of Michigan – Ann Arbor in 1978”.

      So, a retired electrical engineer who “studies climate change as a hobby” is here to lecture us. Anyone who is interested in learning why Ron will not be named as Ben Carson’s science adviser should go here:

      My favorite among the comments is this one—-“Ronald “Bug Farts” Voisin as I like to call him”.

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