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November 05, 2015

Ben Carson Releases Rap Ad

Eh, it's something.

His voice doesn't really lend itself to a rap track.

Meanwhile, Carson is getting some scandal!-type media press for the revelation of a theory he announced at a commencement in 1998, that the Great Pyramids were designed to store grain, not inter the Pharaohs. For some reason, he says he still clings to this belief.

He thinks the key proof is that the rooms of the pyramids are "hermetically sealed," which only makes sense for a grain silo, and would not make sense for a place of burial. I do not know what the hell is thinking, because grain silos are actually not hermetically sealed, whereas most places of burial are as sealed as the people doing the burying can manage. Given that the Pharaohs were buried with great wealth, money they were supposed to use in the afterlife, and thieves (and all other sorts of people) like great wealth, it makes so much sense the chambers would be "hermetically sealed" that... I'm just baffled.

Also:

In the same speech, he went on to say, "[W]hen 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."

He dismisses this "alien" theory, fine, but not before announcing that "various scientists" have endorsed this view.

But then, people have strange pet theories. Just about anyone, no matter how rational, will have their own weird pet theory about some damn thing.


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