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Hall of Classics>Ben Carson: Egyptian pyramids were used to store grain, not Pharaohs' tombs
Dave Lane 12:28 PM 11-05-2015


Egypt’s pyramids were built by the biblical Joseph to store grain and were not, as archaeologists believe, tombs for pharaohs, Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has said.

The retired neurosurgeon, who is seeking his party’s nomination for the White House, made these remarks in a 1998 address at Andrews University, a Michigan school associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to which he belongs, in a video posted on Buzzfeed on Wednesday.

The church is a conservative evangelical Christian one.

“My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” Carson – who last week overtook Republican rival Donald Trump for the first time in a national poll – told graduates in his address.

“Now all the archeologists 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.”

Asked on Wednesday if he still held these views, Carson told CBS News: “It’s still my belief, yes.”

Speaking to MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Thursday, rival Republican Trump said: “He’s informed me about the pyramids. I think I’ll have to put that in my repertoire about Ben. That was a strange deal.”

In his 1998 address, Carson said: “And when you look at the way that the pyramids are made, with many chambers that are hermetically sealed, they’d have to be that way for various reasons.

“And various of scientists have said, ‘Well, you know there were alien beings that came down and they have special knowledge and that’s how, you know, it doesn’t require an alien being when God is with you’.”

In the old testament book of Genesis, Joseph, one of the 12 sons of Jacob, was said to have “stored up grain in great abundance like the sand of the sea, until he stopped measuring it, for it was beyond measure”.

After seven years of plenty, the story in Genesis says, Egypt suffered seven years of famine, during which Joseph was able to feed the people with the grain he had stored.

Carson has spoken often about his faith, saying recently of his critics: “They say, ‘Carson, you know, how can you be a surgeon, a neurosurgeon, and believe that God created the Earth, and not believe in evolution, which is the basis of all knowledge and all science?’ …

“But I do believe God created us, and I did just fine … And in fact, the more you know about God, and the deeper your relationship with God, I think the more intricate becomes your knowledge of the way things work, including the human body.”

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2...pharoahs-tombs
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go bo 12:46 AM 11-06-2015
oh, THEY do, huh?

the cult of anti-knowledge begs to differ...

deniers of facts and all things scientific...
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srvy 12:47 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by Fish:
Yes they do..
No they dont. They have idea but when they try to recreate it they fail. They assume the slave labor made up for extracting this stone and moving it 1000 km to the Pyramid locations. For every theory out there other shoot it down.
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Dave Lane 12:49 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by go bowe:
oh, THEY do, huh?

the cult of anti-knowledge begs to differ...

deniers of facts and all things scientific...

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srvy 12:54 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by Dave Lane:
My recommendation to you at this point would be the same I would give to Uncle Ben, stop talking. It is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Ok star gazer tell where anyone can say with certainty about this.

Hell I just read about finding rooms they never knew existed inside one of the Pyramids. Yeah we know all about everything because an Archaeologist says so.
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cosmo20002 12:54 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by srvy:
Hahahahaha right you cant find Archaeologists who agree on any of the Hieroglyphics and what they mean. Has no one watched PBS and Discovery. Hell these guys nearly come to fisticuffs disagreeing on meaning of Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Hell for all we know some Pharaoh was making a monument in the sand of some hotties boobs.

They wrote it down makes it sound like Lewis and Clark mapping the west or the original surveys of the 7 ranges. Those guys are making as big an educated guess as Ben Carson. Get out of here with that shit.
Not sure if serious. Are you actually serious? Seriously, are you?


Rosetta Stone: look it up
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srvy 12:58 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by cosmo20002:
Not sure if serious. Are you actually serious? Seriously, are you?


Rosetta Stone: look it up
Haven't you got a flower pot arrangement to put together.
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cosmo20002 01:05 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by srvy:
Haven't you got a flower pot arrangement to put together.
I always have time to help you display what an imbecile you are. Takes minimal effort.
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vailpass 01:07 AM 11-06-2015
What a horrible advocate of religion...
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Dave Lane 01:17 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by srvy:
Ok star gazer tell where anyone can say with certainty about this.

Hell I just read about finding rooms they never knew existed inside one of the Pyramids. Yeah we know all about everything because an Archaeologist says so.
Well being I've been to Egypt multiple times, actually talked to actual archeologists (as a child I wanted nothing more than to be an Egyptologist) and the Egyptian military has asked me to come shoot Milky Way images above Egyptian monuments I'm going to hazard a guess that I'm possibly more well rounded on this subject than you. Of course thats me discounting your extensive and diligent PBS and Discovery work whilst throwing back a few PBRs.

I can translate hieroglyphics, there are like books on how to do it and at this point Google may have a hieroglyphic translator as an add-on to its Chrome browser. The Ancient Egyptian language is extremely well known and documented. The Book of the Dead, the Pyramid Texts and the walls of all the royal tombs in Saqqara, the Valley of the Kings all the way to Abu Simbel are wholly translated. I have here a section of the Ramesseum with hieroglyphics on it.

As I said earlier and other peoples responses obviously show they concur it would be best for you to either take some time to read, or respond with sorry I didn't know that and disengage.
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Pawnmower 01:31 AM 11-06-2015
Ok star GAYzer you win ..


This time
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Pawnmower 01:35 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by srvy:
Ok star gazer tell where anyone can say with certainty about this.

Hell I just read about finding rooms they never knew existed inside one of the Pyramids. Yeah we know all about everything because an Archaeologist says so.
Totally

I just read in my encyclopedia about a hidden room with king tut

I BET STARGAYZER DIDN'T KNOW THAT UNTIL IT WAS DISCOVERED BY THOSE STUPID ARCHAENLOGISTS

shit was there for thousands of years

Dumbasses

Suck on that, science
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Dave Lane 01:36 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by Pawnmower:
Ok star GAYzer you win ..


This time
Hey there's a first time for everything :-)
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Dave Lane 01:40 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by Pawnmower:
Totally

I just read in my encyclopedia about a hidden room with king tut

I BET STARGAYZER DIDN'T KNOW THAT UNTIL IT WAS DISCOVERED BY THOSE STUPID ARCHAENLOGISTS

shit was there for thousands of years

Dumbasses

Suck on that, science
Actually 2 of them, or at least they think so. I'm dying to see what maybe sealed in there. Its amazing the guy discovered it without being in the tomb. I was in Tuts tomb and stood and looked at the frescos. It could have been me if I had Xray eyes.

The fact that there are royal seals on the the doorways means at worst more burial goods and at best another burial of Nefertiti or some other unknown royal.
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Aries Walker 09:05 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
Vikings were sexy? I never knew that!
They had the temperament of a bunch of drunk, rowdy bikers telling stories around a campfire. I wouldn't call them 'sexy' as much as I'd say they really liked to talk about bangin' chicks.

But the Egyptians? Hoo boy.
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Aries Walker 09:07 AM 11-06-2015
Originally Posted by srvy:
Hahahahaha right you cant find Archaeologists who agree on any of the Hieroglyphics and what they mean. Has no one watched PBS and Discovery. Hell these guys nearly come to fisticuffs disagreeing on meaning of Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Hell for all we know some Pharaoh was making a monument in the sand of some hotties boobs.

They wrote it down makes it sound like Lewis and Clark mapping the west or the original surveys of the 7 ranges. Those guys are making as big an educated guess as Ben Carson. Get out of here with that shit.
Your first mistake is relying on PBS and Discovery for accurate historical perspective.
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