Skip to comments.The Meaninglessness Of Ben Carson’s Views On Egyptian Pyramids [the money quote]
Posted on 11/05/2015 12:55:00 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Next he'll be doing MC Hammer knockoffs, if they can keep him awake long enough.
(well, that whole hammer thing might be a little to close to home)
It is a matter of common knowledge that the dating and methods of construction of the pyramids has been widely debated. Do you really expect me to unearth a raft of scholarly papers to make this point? The fact also remains that the bulk of these entities remains largely unexplored, and that they are placed in the midst of numerous buildings. None of this in any way makes Dr. Carson’s perspective either ludicrous or beyond “common sense.” While I do not concur with his theory, it hardly merits the attention given it by his detractors.
Obama may have the “awful” edge on matters of policy, but I think Carson would be in so far over his head that it might be close “result” wise.
News release for November 5, 2015: The doctor is ‘in’ in the Tar Heel State:
“Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson commands a double-digit lead over his nearest competitor in North Carolinaâs Republican presidential primary race, according to the latest Elon University Poll, and he trumps former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical matchup in next fallâs general election.”
Carson double digit lead over Trump.
That was hilarious!
At least Obama has Soros to pull his strings. Carson wouldn’t have that advantage. Other than a narrow knowledge in his chosen field, Carson seems lost.
Carson clearly has critical thinking skills, or he would not be a surgeon. I think it more likely this is something his teacher mentioned to him as a child in Sunday (Saturday? Sabbath?) school and he just accepted it without ever giving it much thought one way or the other; after all it is really not very important except to Egyptologists. And, I wish Donald Trump had just let this silly thing alone.
Good points. Carson’s strange views on the pyramids do not impact public policy and are certainly not as bad as someone who believes in man-induced global warming.
One however might make the argument that anyone that can believe such nonsense might also make poor judgments on policy matters - particularly since he has never run for office and has no track record (same with Trump). Thus everything is fair game for examination of these candidates.
“I think it more likely this is something his teacher mentioned to him as a child in Sunday (Saturday? Sabbath?) school and he just accepted it without ever giving it much thought one way or the other; after all it is really not very important except to Egyptologists.”
I suppose that’s another possibility, but then that would mean he doesn’t check facts before parroting them to others, including impressionable youngsters he is giving a speech to. That’s not exactly a flattering trait either.
Personally I think he’s just lacking common sense, which is not an uncommon failing of very intelligent, analytical types.
You and I are probably some of the few in the entire world who see the pyramids for what they are. Granted, it took some advanced engineering for the time and years of heavy lifting by the Hebrews, but it still amounts to a pile of rocks. Although, I find some preserved tomb artifacts of the Pharaohs beautiful and interesting.
Compare the above to the accomplishments of Michelangelo. His works have transcended time in the hearts and minds more than a pile of rocks. He was a sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer.
Not good enough to counter Egypts rock piles?
How about Leonardo da Vinci? His interests and efforts and creations included: invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of paleontology.
Quite a bit more than some pharaoh having slaves drag stones up a slide to build his tombstone. Yes, the pyramids are historical and interesting, but the purpose is still nonsense. It added nothing to humanity and killed millions of slaves and put some pharaoh name in some some book that only paleontology professors care about.
Just the 2 above created eternal beauty mostly for the purpose of sharing with humanity and their own inner light. We still hold Mich & Vinci as the most talented ever of any era. When's the last time you ever heard the name of the engineer of any pyramid? The average person can't even name the gold mask of Tutankhamun when they see it, which was a beautiful historical find.
Sorry, I think the pyramids are over-rated. I've never tried to travel to Egypt to see them. However, would enjoy the museums with the preserved artifacts from the tombs. I'd rather look at the "Madonna" or the "Mona Lisa". One man; one brilliance alone for all.
Carson’s views on the Pyramids are about as astute as his views and ideas to fix the problems of the day. The guy is a terrible candidate who is totally unqualified and unprepared to be President.
Thank God you showed up to help him lose. :-)
I urge you to start asking questions about Carson.
BINGO! That’s why Carson’s also getting so much attention on this non-issue here on FR. Liberal Republicans feel threatened.
They teach that Sunday worship is the Mark of the Beast and that the Catholic Church is the Harlot of Babylon.
They start with a foundation of deception, their belief that Jesus is the Archangel Michael.
Very well said.
No. I don't know of any "need", do you? It's a do-nothing BS cabinet position. It should have been eliminated along time ago with the Joycelyn Elders controversy during Clinton's soiling the Oval Office.
Make me President for one day and it's gone, along with other departments and with countless agencies.
Okay it takes an act of Congress to create, fund, or eliminate a cabinet level department. Still, with the "stroke of pen", I could eliminate many agencies and bureaucracies. So the lib/socialists say all those thousands are out of work and what do the poor dears do?
First, I'd say "get a job".
Secondly, "you had a great run at tax-payers exspense and still have your golden parachutes and incredible pensions".
Thirdly, "Once your Unemployment Benefits run out, you can apply for Welfare. "Work for Welfare" programs are now re-initated. Get a job or pick up trash, erase graffiti, dig holes, anything that helps your immediate community."
The following cabinet positions I would push Congress to defund or outright repeal:
Homeland Security (combine all fedov LE into the FBI and leave CIA separate but with forced cooperation by direction of the Oval Office), Interior, Agriculture, Education, Labor, Housing and Urban Development.
Those are the top of my list because I've never seen, read, heard, experienced ANY positive results from the 100's of billions we sink into those affirmative action cesspools. Maybe I've missed the "occasional" good they do, but you don't need an entire cabinet department for the "occasional".
Sheesh, President Cruz should just ask me to set up a small non-partisan NGO to work out the specifics, much like the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), but with a priority line to the President's ear.
I owned 3 different companies...I know how to read a Balance Sheet and a Profit & Loss Statement and adjust accordingly to maintain a profit. Yes, incredibly larger numbers. However, CFO's hire capable accountants who crunch the numbers and then they look at the top and bottom lines to determine what input for the CEO. The CEO then forwards that info along with projected sales, inventory, possible competition to the Chairman of the Board, President Cruz.
I realize I'm being a little simplistic in my economic comparison with the Fed Reserve in the mix, not to mention external trade issues, but the basics of a Balance Sheet nor a P&F never lie. Does your checkbook lie to you?
Ooh, good slogan for a economic advertisement. I own it since it's here in writing. You must request in writing if you want to use it. Just kidding.
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