But there are far more important issues facing the country, so we used to say that if Carson became the GOP nominee, running against any of the potential Democrats, we could have voted for him in spite of his creationism. But his weirdness went too far when he seemed to place the bible above the US Constitution, which is when we wrote Ben Carson Is Unfit To Be President.
Now it appears that Carson is even stranger than we could have imagined. In the UK’s Daily Mail we read ‘It’s ridiculous!’ Ben Carson believes the Big Bang is a ‘fairy tale’ and Darwin’s theory of evolution is the work of the devil. It has already attracted over 400 comments. Here are some excerpts from the article, with bold font added by us:
Ben Carson once denounced the Big Bang theory as a ‘fairy tale’ and branded Darwin’s theory of evolution the work of the devil. In a speech to his fellow Seventh-Day Adventists in 2012, Carson dismissed the possibility that the ‘perfect’ universe could have been created simply by a ‘gigantic explosion’. The neurosurgeon, a notable creationist, said the theory was ‘ridiculous’ and a story pushed by ‘high-faluting scientists’.
That’s just the beginning of the article. It gets worse. Much worse. For example:
Carson also told the audience at the event, called the Celebration of Creation, that many scientists do not believe in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution but are too afraid to speak out. … He said: ‘I personally believe that this theory Darwin came up with was something that was encouraged by the adversary [Satan] and it has become what is scientifically, politically correct.’
We’re just getting started. Let’s read on as the newspaper quotes Carson:
‘Amazingly there are a significant number of scientists who do not believe it but they’re afraid to say anything.’
Uh huh. We continue:
He said: ‘Now, what about the Big Bang theory? I find the Big Bang really quite fascinating. I mean here you have all these high-faluting scientists and they’re saying it was this gigantic explosion and everything came into perfect order.’ He explains the same scientists promote the second law of thermodynamics – entropy – which says that things move towards a state of disorganization.
‘So now you’re gonna have this big explosion and everything becomes perfectly organized and when you ask them about it they say “Well, we can explain this based on probability theory because if there’s enough big explosions over a long enough period of time – billions and billions of years – one of them will be the perfect explosion”
‘So I say, what you’re telling me is if I blow a hurricane through a junkyard enough times over billions and billions of years, eventually, after one of those hurricanes, there will be a 747 fully-loaded and ready to fly?’
Lordy, lordy — the man is totally bonkers! We don’t need to see any more, do we? Well, just a little bit more:
He added: ‘Well, I mean, it’s even more ridiculous than that because our solar system – not to mention the universe outside of that – is extraordinarily well-organized, to the point where we can predict 70 years away when a comet is coming. Now, that type of organization to just come out of an explosion? I mean, you want to talk about fairy tales – that is amazing.’
There’s more in the Daily Mail, but we’ve seen enough. If you like, you can click over there to read it all. They also have videos, but we haven’t bothered to look at them.
Here’s how your Curmudgeon sees it: Even though creationism isn’t the business of the President, or the federal government, a candidate’s views on such things can clearly reveal his ability to think — and thinking is essential. Consider this: Aside from creationism, which is goofy enough, would you want a President who:
• Thinks the Earth is flat?
• Thinks he’s Napoleon?
• Thinks he’s been kidnapped and probed by aliens?
• Thinks a government-controlled economy is a great system?
• Thinks politicians and bureaucrats are wise and benevolent enough to control society?
In your Curmudgeon’s humble opinion, when a candidate reveals that he’s completely unhinged, then he’s clearly unfit for public office. And our little list rules out a whole bunch of them — in both parties.
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