Ben Carson Confirms Why Seventh-Day Adventists Not Sharpest Knives In Drawer
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson yesterday reinforced his longstanding–and totally wrong–belief that Egyptian pyramids were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain. Educated and well-trained archaeologists have long asserted that these tombs were constructed for pharaohs.
Despite the fact what knowledgeable people have known and stated Carson still holds to a theory not rooted in any facts.
“It’s still my belief, yes,” the retired neurosurgeon told reporters yesterday at a book tour stop in Florida.
“Well, the pyramids were made in a way that they had hermetically sealed compartments. You would need that if you were trying to preserve grain for a long period of time.” Carson first articulated his theory at a 1998 commencement speech at Andrews University, a school founded by Seventh-day Adventists–clearly that itself is a fact that should clear up why education matters.
“My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” Carson said at the bastion of higher education. “Now all the archaeologists 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.”