Ben Carson has nutty theories about the Egyptian pyramids


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#2

What non-nutty theories does he have?


#3

what a crackpot. no one needs to maintain the sharpness of grain.


#4

Not sure if that beats the ‘Prison make you gay’ theory or not.


#5

Is he for ending the drug war, or does he support the incredible proliferation of homosexuality?


#6

Let’s be fair, though. Isn’t this exactly what people used to say the pyramids were for – acting as a granary for every city in the kingdom? It’s only in the last decade that we decided they were for allowing different government civics, or more recently for improving construction speed.


#7

Well, notable archaeologist Sid Meier proposed that granary theory in his seminal work, Civilization 2: http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Pyramids_(Civ2).


#8

Is now the time we tell him about the ancient Egyptian grain silos? Because I feel like he should hear about those from someone.


#9

Those were for storing dead Pharaohs, silly.


#10

Has anyone considered the possibility that this blog was created as a grain storage device, rather than by space aliens for inscrutable purposes as so many believe?


#11

“Ben Carson has nutty theories…”

No need to read any more.


#12

I thought the creation myth for Boing Boing was happy mutants all the way down.


#13

In law, an alien is a person who resides within the borders of a country and is not a national of that country.

The archaeologists telling you about those silos are not native-Egyptians. In other words, aliens.


#14

It doesn’t. Someone with no background in archaeology putting forth their own vague ideas about an ancient civilization doesn’t carry a lot of weight, but when a neurosurgeon insists there’s no biological basis for homosexuality the idea gets more credence than it deserves.


#15

His “personal theories” about archeology are about as valid as an archeologist’s personal theories about brain surgery. In other words “I haven’t studied this at all, but I think I know more than someone who has a degree.”

Not only does he have no experience with archeology, but (like the other GOP front runner) he has no experience with elected office, even at the local level, so I don’t understand how people think he will be at all effective as President.


#17

No, originally it was allowing different government types. Then grain storage, then government again, and finally construction.


#18

In Civilization II, building the Pyramids automatically puts a granary in every city.

I’m not saying Carson’s right. I am saying he played a lot of Civ in the mid-90s.


#19

Pretty sure this is why people think he will be effective. Anti-establishment is the watchphrase, and nothing is more anti-establishment than having no idea what you are doing at all.


#20

I want to take this post out behind the middle school and get it pregnant.


#21

Has anyone explained to Ben Carson that opinions are like assholes, and he is an asshole?

The end.

(fuck this guy)