Ben Carson’s Tweet About Noah’s Ark Makes My Head Hurt

ben-carson-debateI honestly believe that there’s something wrong with GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson. I’ve started referring to him as an “idiot savant” whenever I talk about him because I simply do not understand how someone can manage to become a world-renowned brain surgeon, yet be as anti-science and crazy as he is. Carson is a brain surgeon who actually believes that the theory of evolution is derived from the devil.

To quote one of my favorite movies, The Princess Bride… it’s inconceivable.

The indisputable facts are that Ben Carson is indeed a highly respected brain surgeon who separated conjoined twins, and believes the world was created in six days and evolution is satanic.

Just let that level of willful ignorance – if not outright insanity – sink in for a moment.

Well, Carson once again put his idiocy on display with a tweet he sent out where he mocked the Titanic… by comparing it with Noah’s ark:

So, let me get this straight. Ben Carson is comparing the story of Noah’s ark where a 400-year-old man built an ark that supposedly housed two of every animal on Earth – including dinosaurs, apparently – with the actual ship that tragically sank in the early 20th century?

Let me remind everyone, this man wants to become President of the United States and is currently one of the frontrunners for the GOP nomination.

But even going beyond the ridiculous comparison of a fictitious story with an actual ship, the premise of his tweet is completely ridiculous. The Titanic didn’t sink because of a design flaw. It sank because it hit an iceberg. It wasn’t as if the ship set out to sail, floated around for a few days, buckled because its design was inadequate and then sank.

Besides, what the heck is his point? That it’s bad to trust professionals at doing a job? Wasn’t he once a professional neurosurgeon? Should the people on whom he operated had sought out the “expertise” of “amateur brain surgeons”? Maybe he should have let someone from Mannatech perform his surgeries for him. You know, since he seems so fond of the disgraced company. These are people who claimed they could cure cancer, autism and other conditions with simple supplements, but actually just took your money and gave you the farts. That’s the type of garbage Ben Carson was directly associated with, and it should be pointed out at every opportunity possible.

It’s really pointless to try to understand the “logic” of someone like Carson. This is a man who seems to lack almost any semblance of common sense or a grasp on reality. After all, this is someone who’s said the Affordable Care Act is the worst thing to happen to this country since slavery, essentially blamed the Jewish people for the rise of Hitler and compared pregnant women to slave owners.

But it is a testament to how absurd the Republican party has become that someone who’s clearly unfit and unqualified to become president has managed to become one of their two frontrunners for the GOP presidential nomination.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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