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Ben Carson: Archaeologists Are Wrong, The Pyramids Were Built To Store Grain
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Posted on 11/04/2015 4:18:23 PM PST by TigerClaws

GOP frontrunner Ben Carson, in a 1998 commencement address, floated his own personal theory that the pyramids in Egypt were built by Joseph -- the biblical patriarch known for his coat of many colors -- to store grain, Buzzfeed reported.

In the speech -- given at Andrews University, a school with ties to Carson's Seventh-day Adventist faith -- the neurosurgeon shot down claim that aliens had built the pyramids. But he also disagreed with the archaeological consensus that the pyramids were constructed as tombs for the pharaohs.

“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.” ADVERTISING

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: Michigan
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1 posted on 11/04/2015 4:18:23 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws; SunkenCiv

Uh, has he seen some of the pictures from inside pyramids?


2 posted on 11/04/2015 4:19:46 PM PST by SaveFerris (Be a blessing to a stranger today for some have entertained angels unaware)
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To: TigerClaws

He’s not the frontrunner.


3 posted on 11/04/2015 4:20:05 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard the Third: I'd like to drive away not only the Turks (moslims) but all my foes.")
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To: TigerClaws

That would be a tremendous amount of work for a small storage capacity.


4 posted on 11/04/2015 4:20:43 PM PST by Ray76
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To: TigerClaws

What? Is he trying to loose support?


5 posted on 11/04/2015 4:20:43 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: TigerClaws

The leftist propagandists must have run out of things to lie about that had even a smidgen of a ring of truth to them


6 posted on 11/04/2015 4:20:56 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: TigerClaws

He has been drinking the ‘sewer city’ koolaid, and this just proves it...

poor sap is going the way jebby going....Rubio to follow....


7 posted on 11/04/2015 4:20:59 PM PST by HarleyLady27 (I have such happy days, and hope you do too!!!)
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To: TigerClaws

Wow, just Wow!


8 posted on 11/04/2015 4:21:03 PM PST by NormsRevenge (SEMPER FI!! - Monthly Donors Rock!!)
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To: TigerClaws

The pyramids are basically solid throughout with a few passages.


9 posted on 11/04/2015 4:21:26 PM PST by odawg
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To: TigerClaws

It was 1998 and irrelevant


10 posted on 11/04/2015 4:21:39 PM PST by samtheman (I will build a great, great wall on our southern border... - DT)
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To: TigerClaws

Ben, it’s obvious to the most casual observer that
the interior of the pyramids is mostly solid rock.
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realize that’s
not the best way to build grain storage.


11 posted on 11/04/2015 4:22:06 PM PST by sparklite2 (All will become clear when it is too late to matter.)
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To: hoosiermama

Since it was said in 1998 probably not


12 posted on 11/04/2015 4:22:11 PM PST by Jolla
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To: samtheman

1998 is irrelevant? The Clintons will be happy to hear the 1990s are off limits.


13 posted on 11/04/2015 4:23:11 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: TigerClaws
I do not support Ben Carson for President, nor for Vice President.

Nor, do I think that should he win the nomination he would have a chance in hell of getting elected.

He does seem like a good man, with a good character, who has said some valuable things and added to the contest underway.

None the less I am hoping for a relatively early exit of him in the race.

There are a lot of reasons I don't support him, and this would add one more.

I detest TPM, as a source, but this report looks accurate.

14 posted on 11/04/2015 4:23:19 PM PST by Jack Black ( Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the two surest early warning signs of future genocide)
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To: Ray76

Obviously Carson does not know anything about grain storage.


15 posted on 11/04/2015 4:23:28 PM PST by conservativejoy (We Can Elect Ted Cruz! Pray Hard, Work Hard, Trust God!)
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To: SaveFerris

They sure don’t hold much grain.


16 posted on 11/04/2015 4:24:02 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There's a right to gay marriage in the Constitution but there is no right of an unborn baby to life.)
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To: TigerClaws

Yes, and they made them with small cavities so they could hold more grain. Has that imbecile seen a cross sectional view of a pyramid? Is he equally as uniformed in other areas?


17 posted on 11/04/2015 4:24:18 PM PST by GingisK
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To: Jolla

What does Ben say about this now?


18 posted on 11/04/2015 4:24:20 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: SaveFerris

You’re right. This doesn’t change my positive views of Carson.


19 posted on 11/04/2015 4:25:20 PM PST by laplata ( Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: TigerClaws

Ben stop writing your own prescriptions you already look and sound stoned as fk


20 posted on 11/04/2015 4:25:21 PM PST by MARKUSPRIME
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