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Ben Carson’s Anti-Evolution Stupidity

Ben Carson’s Anti-Evolution Stupidity September 12, 2014

Ben Carson is in full pander mode and that apparently includes rehashing every idiotic argument he’s ever heard against evolution, including claiming that we have no way of knowing how old the earth is. Seriously, see if you can’t how many absolutely moronic claims he makes in less than three minutes.

In a “Faith & Liberty” interview posted last week, potential GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson discussed his rejection of the theory of evolution, arguing that the science of evolution is a sign of humankind’s arrogance and belief “that they are so smart that if they can’t explain how God did something, then it didn’t happen, which of course means that they’re God. You don’t need a God if you consider yourself capable of explaining everything.”

He claimed that “no one has the knowledge” of the age of the earth “based on the Bible,” adding that “carbon dating and all of these things really don’t mean anything to a God who has the ability to create anything at any point in time.”

Carson pointed to the “complexity of the human brain” as proof that evolution is a myth: “Somebody says that came from a slime pit full of promiscuous biochemicals? I don’t think so.”

He said evolution is unable to explain the development of an eyeball: “Give me a break. According to their scheme, it had to occur over night, it had to be there. I instead say, if you have an intelligent creator, what he does is give his creatures the ability to adapt to the environment so he doesn’t have to start over every fifty years creating all over again.”

How does someone who became a neurosurgeon, who undoubtedly had to take some fairly high level biology courses, manage to remain this staggeringly ignorant?

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