Skip to comments.Archaeologists To Ben Carson: Ancient Egyptians Wrote Down Why The Pyramids Were Built
Posted on 11/05/2015 10:32:33 AM PST by jimbo123
Yesterday, November 4, marked 93 years to the day that the tomb of King Tutankhamen was opened in Egypt, revealing spectacular artifacts and a magnificent mummy of the boy king. The celebration was somewhat marred, at least here in the U.S., by a leading Republican candidate for president, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who confirmed a statement he'd made in 1998 - that he believes the Egyptian pyramids were grain silos, not tombs.
The collective reaction from archaeologists and historians, who have command of literally centuries' worth of research into the artifacts and literature of the ancient Egyptians, is... Wait, what now?
Carson said in his 1998 talk at Andrews University, a Seventh-Day Adventist-affiliated university, "And when you look at the way that the pyramids were made, with many chambers that are hermetically sealed, they'd have to be that way for various reasons. And various of scientists [sic] 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.'"
Just to be clear, no scientists think that aliens built the pyramids. There is a small but vocal contingent of people who believe in pseudoarchaeological explanations, but archaeologists have dismantled those harebrained theories at every possible turn. (See, for example, my piece, "What Archaeologists Really Think about Ancient Aliens, Lost Colonies, and Fingerprints of the Gods.") So while it may look good for Carson to deny alien involvement in pyramid building, he also attributes them to a white guy rather than, well, the ancient Egyptians.
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Gaining traction all over.
Can we get back to important issues like regulating Fantasy Football!
At this point, what difference does it make?
The celebration was marred because Carson has another opinion. This is such horse-hit!
The press, particularly Hillary’s pals will use this to make him look like a fool.
Can I ask, what in the Sam hill does Carson’s view of the pyramids have to do with what he would do as President? What does it have to do with any issues facing our country today??
today?? Why the heck is this even being discussed??
I’m sure the liberal comedians who feed so many millenials their news will have fun with this topic.
Not a big Carson fan, but it was 1998 and he was speaking to a SDA college. Most everything that SDAs believe is a little nutty.
And the people who support him. They will be tarred with this as well. That is how they roll.
Um, he still believes it.
Its a drop of loopy that I am willing to tolerate compared to the complete insanity of the dem candidates.
It's more than a drop. And how about a non-loopy Republican?
But Benghazi is old news.
This would be “old news” too if Carson hadn’t said it again, very recently.
And that's why they are making it an issue today.
Also, it may help to make him look less qualified to be President, even to non millennials. At least I'm sure the GOPe sure hopes it does.
And Al Gore thinks the center of the earth is a million degrees.
Carson would make an ok President, about a million times better than our current one.
Carsons not as good as Cruz though.
[he was speaking to a SDA college]
Does that exclude CARSON from doing research?
If BEN CARSON was too preoccupied to check the facts on the Pyramids, will he fly by his pants as President on the Middle East Crisis and other pressing issues facing America?
I’m a Cruz supporter, but I think you need a hobby.
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