With Ben Carson gaining on Donald Trump at the top of the polls in the Republican presidential race, the more, shall we say, interesting public comments he's made in his past are seeping out. It's proving that there are multiple kinds of intelligence, and being by all accounts a brilliant neurosurgeon doesn't necessarily reflect a solid intellectual grasp on reality.
For example, the big bang theory is a "fairy tale" spread by "high-faluting scientists," and evil lurks behind the theory of evolution.
"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 period of time, billions and billions of years, one of them will be the perfect explosion," continued Carson. "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." […]
Later, Carson said he personally believed Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution was encouraged by the devil. [...]
"Amazingly, there are a significant number of scientists who do not believe it but they're afraid to say anything," Carson added, saying he would be writing a book, "The Organ of Species," that shows how the organs of the body refute evolution.
As a matter of fact, Carson has written books, though apparently not this one. For a fun read, check out that link, and how pregnant women are a lot like Michael Vick with his dogs. What a charmer.
Carson's deeper thoughts on how the world works, on morality, on existence do kind of answer one burning question about Carson—how in the hell he thinks he should be president. He's so steeped in magical, black and white thinking, so sure of his interpretation of the "Word of God" that he's probably never questioned his own qualifications.
From the Daily Kos.