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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Ben Carson is some kind of moron.

I'm beginning to think that either Ben carson is not really a doctor or he is the most extreme example of an idiot-savant the world has ever seen.

Ben Carson believes Joseph built Egypt’s pyramids to store grain

“My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” Carson said in a 1998 commencement speech at Andrews University,

Your personal theory means nothing. you have no training in history or archaeology or Egyptology, or any relevant field. Your theory is as valid as my theories on astro-physics.

“Now all the archaeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs’ graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big — when 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.”


This is what you think they used to store grain. This.
You think they needed a place to store grain, so instead of, say, a silo, they went with a gargantuan structure that would take years to build and is almost entirely solid stone? So that only a tiny percentage of this structure could be used for storage?
Do you think that the Egyptians built an empire by being stupid?
Let's build a 450-foot tall stone monstrosity that will cost us millions of whatever we ancient Egyptians use for money, take years to build and has a tiny room in which we can store some grain, and then if someone can find their way through the maze of tunnels into that room and then find their way back out, then it's grain for everyone!

And then. Then. When the pharaoh dies. When the monarch, the most revered and respected man in the nation, the man believed to be the descendant of the gods themselves, when that man passed on to the realm of the dead, the Egyptian people carefully preserved his body then said "hell, I dunno. Just chuck him into the grain storage thing, I guess." This is what you think happened?

And people want this man to be president!


anne marie in philly said...

people that would vote for this asshole are just as stupid as he is.

jadedj said...

Actually, I'm surprised he doesn't claim that little men from Mars built them. I is hard to reconcile this kind of bullshit with the brain surgery thing, isn't it. Who the deuce would let this fool operate on them? President my ass!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Just because someone has a professional degree doesn't mean they're not dumb as fuck. It's hard for people to believe, but it's true. And he's the perfect example of that.

One Fly said...

there should be no surprise here. people in this country want the stupid. enough so this fucking imbecile could become president.

Tal Hartsfeld said...

The "professional" class of today ALL fields.
Years ago they wouldn't have been good enough to even be considered your run-of-the-mill "provincial hacks".