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Ben Carson: Evolution is an Absurd Myth, ‘Give Me a Break’

Ben Carson, who conservatives like to laud as “one of the smartest guys in the party,” isn’t just refuting the theory of evolution, he’s annoyed than anyone would even have the audacity to suggest it is true.

In an interview with ‘Faith & Liberty,’ potential presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said it’s a sign of arrogance that people think “they are so smart that if they can’t explain how God did something, then it didn’t happen.”

“Which of course means that they’re God,” Carson added. “You don’t need a God if you consider yourself capable of explaining everything.”

He went on to claim that “no one has the knowledge” of how old the earth is “based on the Bible,” adding that “carbon dating and all of these things really don’t mean anything to a God who has the ability to create anything at any point in time.”

Carson said that the “complexity of the human brain” is proof that evolution is a myth. “Somebody says that came from a slime pit full of promiscuous biochemical? I don’t think so.”

Speaking about how the eye ball would have developed, Carson exclaimed, “Give me a break. According to their scheme, it had to occur over night, it had to be there. I instead say, if you have an intelligent creator, what he does is give his creatures the ability to adapt to the environment so he doesn’t have to start over every fifty years creating all over again.”

Carson is also very hopeful that God will intervene and “expose the truth” about Obamacare.

“I prayed to God that he will expose even to people of low information what is going on,” Carson said. “Sometimes things have to be so blatant, it’s like hitting them over the head with a two-by-four, before people wake up.”

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  • Kerry Bloomer

    how did this guy get into med school?

    • Gilberto Urroz

      Being a brain surgeon is very prestigious because a brain surgeon gets to operate, and hopefully save, a person’s brain. But, really, all you need is to have knowledge of the physiology of the brain and good hand skills for surgery. You don’t need to know about evolutionary biology or other scientific theories. This guy is a brilliant brain surgeon, but, otherwise, a nincompoop.

  • Phillip Brandon Holmes

    wow.. what a moron.

  • Charles M

    If he’s the smartest guy the conservatives have, they are in serious trouble. The complexity of the brain is proof that it did not evolve? Huh? evolution can be seen in action in life forms with very short life spans, such as viruses and fruit flies. Viruses change and develop immunity to previous treatments in the course of just a few generations.

  • Jerry Harman

    By going from being a poor performing student early on, being raised by a single Mom in inner-city Detroit in abject poverty, through the prodding of his mother to turn off the TV and real to library book a week and submit written reports to her each. He graduated third in his high school class, went to Yale and then on to the Univ. of Michigan medical school. At 33, he was the head of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, perhaps the world’s best medical school and retired at the age of 65 in 2013 as Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Neurosurgery there. More than his life was spent making life livable for countless youngsters. He has written 2 Best-Selling books since retirement, “America the Beautiful’ and “On America, which outline his political and moral beliefs. How about yourself ??? Get those books at your local library and see what you think.

    • Mark Cothern

      maybe so, but he’s still an idiot.

    • Jerry Harman

      Mark, Kerry, and Phillip, Well thought out, intellectual responses (!!!) typical of haters of someone who has risen from the bottom of the pile to the top of the heap by becoming the best Pediatric Neurosurgeon in the world and writing several best-selling books (you remember what THEY are, right?) on political and moral issues. Seriously, I think you three could use his surgical skills. Jerry

    • Sage

      and so when he could not save some one on the Operating table god killed them.

  • Brilliant quote from SkyHawk, worth thinking about:
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    Thank you for introducing your readers to Dr. Carson. Unfortunately, your political bias has caused you to frame much of the article with half truths. You criticize the man for being a Christian. Only in the past 10 years has that been something that the left uses in an effort to disqualify someone from being taken seriously.

    You are so enamored with the theory of evolution…it takes as much faith to believe in evolution as it does to believe in creation. A LAW OF SCIENCE states that things left to themselves “tend to go from order to disorder.” If a person finds a bright, shiny pocket watch in the woods, who doesn’t wonder, “who lost this, or who left this here?”
    Nobody thinks that the pocket watch evolved over time. Rather, if
    the watch were there for a long time it would rust and deteriorate. How much faith does it take to believe that the most complex ecosystem and life system imaginable just happened to evolve by itself from some amoeba?

    You are great at cherry picking supposedly controversial things Dr. Carson says without any attempt to explain his meaning (which he has clearly stated many times for every comment you site). I challenge your readers to do their objective research on Ben Carson. You will find he is a very intelligent man who loves the nation and has very clear and logical ideas for getting us out of this downhill funk that we are in. They will also find a man who refuses to be
    silenced by those who use “political correctness” as a way to shut
    people up. The first amendment assures people the right to express their opinion. Not only that, if people can’t honestly speak and listen to one another, how are we ever going work together to rescue our nation from the bankrupting path it is on. Check out his book “One Nation” to fully understand Ben Carson.

    • Sage

      It is not uncommon for people such as your self to use, useless analogs of stupidity. Please take your religion and cram it, as far up into you ,as your head already is.

      • My goodness but you are so articulate! What are you REALLY angry about??

        • Sage

          Oh I am not angry, if I was, Ben Carson would be staked out over an ant hill with honey over the stone he calls a heart.
          The creature called Ben Carson has attacked many of my gay friends and family members. Had I the opportunity I would gladly spit in his face. He is an Uncle Tom for the Conservative Religious Taliban in this country. May he live long enough to regret his life and when he does die may he do so screaming, alone, in a pool of his own fecal mater.
          Now you have a nice day, unless you and he are birds of a feather, then by all means FLOCK OFF.

          • CarpeVeritatum

            I had a brother who was gay, I loved him very much. He died of AIDs many years ago, it was a lose. He was brilliant, and had a sweet nature unlike you. I am sure Dr. Carson also a relative somewhere that might be as well. No shame in that. The shame comes from attempting to mainstream it, make it normal, legislate it and promote it. That is what most people are against, not just the Dr. When you erase a standard, and create no standard anything becomes acceptable. That is the greater issue. That is the Doctors issue, that is most peoples issue.

          • Sage

            I have a older straight brother who is an alcoholic and a deadbeat
            dad of three awesome children, I also have a straight sister who left
            her daughter for my parents to raise.
            I send my brothers children $1500.00 a month, I am putting my sisters daughter though collage.

            “The shame comes from attempting to mainstream it, make it normal, legislate it and promote it.”

            We have mainstreamed it, we have families and homes and PTA meetings ect. Don’t like it, to bad.

            Make it normal, we are normal, just as you claim to be, I do as well. The
            problem is you, your arrogance and sexual orientation bigotry.

            Gay and lesbian have been around since humans have been called that, you may not
            like that, but it is still the truth. We are as much a part of nature
            as you claim to be.

            Legislate it, REALLY when laws have for
            centuries persecuted gay people and have cause endless pain and
            torture, all because of a so called religion and a belief in a phony god.
            Promote it, you have the right of freedom of expression, as do we. Don’t like it, to bad

            I claim every right you do and I will
            fight to my death or yours to uphold my rights, just as you would. So
            please sit back relax and know that there is nothing you can do about it. We will have our rights, even if we have to fight to your death or ours to get them.

          • Suzanne

            It sounds like your whole family is a little off

          • Sage

            People cant choose their family, you how ever have chosen to be a cold stone B…I…T…C…H

          • Sage

            Oh and please go F#@K yourself

          • Hard2find

            You have my permission to glue it shut, you have damaged the human race just by surviving, you gaping gash

          • Sophos

            So then Sage what would be your reasoning with regards to 4 Humanoid species found in the last decade completely removed from one another? The fact that, that from which we are said to have evolved from, are still here in it’s completed genetic form today? Lastly the DNA coding is as Mr, Carlson Says. A back bone in a whale is the same DNA coding as ours; so on and so forth. They only differ when the Gnomes begin. So we Evolutioned from the same species or the same single Cell structure? I use liberty here with a word which doesn’t exist for clarity to a following point. All living things have the ability to evolve through adaptation. If not they pass on or Mutate through a like structured vessel. But the theory of Evolution it self has yet to be proven to be true by the finding or possession of any cross over, or Missing link in any of the Scientific Heredity Evolution Chart Theories. Wouldn’t you need at least have one to begin a true SCIENTIFIC Theory. The cart is in front of the Horse. Still a Hypothesis at best. Yet in the upper scientific community it has been dismissed. kept in Schooling for the control of the masses not to promote Chaos. Funny Religion is thought to be taught for the same reason. There are many new discoveries daily and hidden agendas that are being revealed. Which are coming to light and are True. Forcing the learning curve to be far in favor of Intelligent Design at this time. Maybe and open mind itself be for the best at this time.

          • Sage

            The diversity of life is beyond the measure of the mind of a species that is as young and uninformed as we are. How arrogant is the belief as to state that we are the “be all end all”. To state we are the creation of a god is to believe that the platapuss is a space faring creature here to make fun of the way we fart an blame a dog. The time frame we are dealing with is a consept not given to literal understanding as that we are but a blink in the eye of exstince. Your lack of understanding is not a problem on my part. It is the imperfection inherent in your mental process that will show you are not fit as to be remembered for any great moment of note to history. I dismiss u, your concept and therefore your reasoning. With u I am done, You have been measured and found as they say “the weakest link.

          • Sophos

            I apologise for my assumption, that some one so full of self, may have something to share on an Intellectual level. As you have obviously mistaken your senseless rhetoric, as a cool dismissal of someone inferior to your intellect. There fore not needing to respond on a competent level. No where did I say or imply we were the “be all end all” nor speak in reference to time. We are not the only life form and definitely not the “be all end all”. Another subject all together. I simply rebutted through a few questions, to get informed reasoning for your forceful and rude comments to the others in this forum. To flap ones jawal without a platform of conceptual reasoning; Is the finger painter who professed his work to be a Rhembrandt. I care not with the accuracy of ones beliefs. I care strongly from where he derives his belief. There is where intelligent sharing of ideas and thoughts are conveyed and knowledge is gained..Which is what a forum is all about. My measure is in front of you, behind you, as well as over you, For I am not of you. I’m not the guy who shoved you in the locker or took your lunch money. I am the one who pulled you out and took your money back. Who could smile at Mensa and say” no thank you”, not necessary. Sorry, your still apparently looking for someone to connect the word “link” to. Its a subconscious cry for a answer that is not going to manifest. By the Way the Platypus is one of several Animals to show the since of Humor God has. I can now add you to that list.

          • Sage

            Your apology is excepted however you are still a defect. As to your delusion of a god, here is hoping you are sterile.

          • Sage

            Your word vomit is impressive, yet still vomit. Please take the time to remove your head from your colon, the methane has rendered you stupid beyond measure. Your god is a delusion, you are defective. The pity time for u is over.

          • Sage

            P.S. Yes u are correct on 1 point, U R quite inferior

  • norv

    Carson’s ego is so bloated by being the “smartest” guy in the Republican Party and a possible “candidate”, his statements are nothing but pandering to the religious right in hopes of support. He might be smart and a wonderful surgeon but everything created 6000 years ago and intelligent design etc. is not acceptable. He is either pandering or is so deep inside his personal mental rat-hole he can’t recognize reality. The right is using him, “see our token black, isn’t he smart and wonderful”.

  • Jerry Harman

    By going from being a poor performing student early on, being raised by a single Mom in inner-city Detroit in abject poverty, through the prodding of his mother to turn off the TV and real to library book a week and submit written reports to her each. He graduated third in his high school class, went to Yale and then on to the Univ. of Michigan medical school. At 33, he was the head of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, perhaps the world’s best medical school and retired at the age of 65 in 2013 as Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Neurosurgery there. More than his life was spent making life livable for countless youngsters. He has written 2 Best-Selling books since retirement, “America the Beautiful’ and “On America, which outline his political and moral beliefs. How about yourself ??? Get those books at your local library and see what you think.