Republican candidate for president, Ben Carson is becoming well known for his scientific ignorance on the campaign trail, calling the theory evolution the work of Satan and that climate change is a good thing has now been caught playing archaeologist.
In a video that surfaced from 1998, the former neurosurgeon revealed his own theory about the pyramids of Egypt, claiming they were built by Joseph, the biblical character known for his flashy coat, to store grains, breaking with all the evidence we have that they were built by the pharaoh’s as tombs.
“My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” Carson said. “Now all the archeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs’ graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big if you stop and think about it. And I don’t think it’d just disappear over the course of time to store that much grain.”
Carson never says what evidence he has for such a far-fetched theory, and then tries to claim that scientists actually believe that aliens may have been involved. Carson apparently takes Erich von Daniken as a scientist and not a former hotel manager who dreamed up some fairy tale idea to sell books.
“And when you look at the way that the pyramids are made, with many chambers that are hermetically sealed, they’d have to be that way for various reasons,” Carson said. “And various of scientists have said, ‘well, you know there were alien beings that came down and they have special knowledge and that’s how-’ you know, it doesn’t require an alien being when God is with you.”
Ben Carson is set on lowering the bar for neurosurgeons everywhere, rendering the saying, “it’s not brain surgery,” meaningless.
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