Dr. Ben Carson, one of the Republican candidates running for President, is truly mind-boggling — an incredibly gifted neurosurgeon who believes that Satan (the "adversary") is behind the theory of evolution.
Back in 2012, Dr. Carson gave a speech to his fellow Seventh-Day Adventists (which being a member of this church explains a lot). In his speech he said, "… I personally believe that this theory that Darwin came up with was something that was encouraged by the adversary [Satan]." However, Carson does not explain why he believes this.
"A lot of people believe in God, but I personally believe that this theory that Darwin came up with was something that was encouraged by the adversary [Satan]. And it has become what is scientifically politically correct."
"Amazingly, there are a significant number of scientists who do not believe it but they’re afraid to say anything."
"One of the things I’m hoping to do over the next few years, one of the books coming up on my docket is called The Organ of Species – not The Origin of Species, The Organ of Species – and we’re going to talk about the organs of the body and how they completely refute evolution, and several other things as well."
"People who are believers will have something they can grasp onto that is not too technical because when you look at a lot of the creationist stuff, they use technical terms to define technical situations and you don’t know anymore than when you started reading them."
Dissecting what Carson said here, "… a significant number of scientists who do not believe it but they’re afraid to say anything." Who? Please, pray tell, who? Carson is the first – and only – person I’ve heard say they believe the devil is behind evolution.
Then we have his book title, "The Organ of Species." What does this title, specifically "organs," have to do with his wonky "the devil made me do it" theory of evolution? I think using that name is a pure publicity stunt.
Lastly, "… when you look at a lot of the creationist stuff, they use technical terms to define technical situations…." What? Again, who? Who uses technical terms to describe Creationism? Not the bible. The bible is definitely not full of scientific, technical terminology.
In another part of this same speech, Carson even refers to scientists as "highfalutin":
"You have all these highfalutin scientists, and they’re saying that there was this gigantic explosion and everything came into perfect order. Now, these are the same scientists who go around touting the second law of thermodynamics, which is entropy, which says that things move toward a state of disorganization. So, now you’re going to have this big explosion, and everything becomes perfectly organized. 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’…. 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."
Well, um, no. Carson is comparing a theory [Big Bang] based on laws of physics, astronomy and other very advanced scientific genres to weather creating a man-made object? Talk about comparing apples and oranges….
With Trump’s popularity finally starting to dwindle, Carson is the one benefitting as his numbers rise. I do not understand why, though. What does this man have, or what has he said, that shows he is the best candidate to be the President of the United States? Imagine Carson calling Putin, "highfalutin."
The only reasoning I can come up with is that Republicans are so sick and tired of the b.s. from the other candidates who are politicians, that they are going to rally behind someone new to the scene.
This, too, shall pass.
The New Yorker: Ben Carson’s Scientific Ignorance
CNSnews.com: Ben Carson: Darwin’s Evolution Theory ‘Was Encouraged by the Adversary,’ Satan
Daily Mail: ‘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