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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  • Dennis

    Amazing how deep the white guilt goes on liberal blogs. Any African American that holds conservative views has to be crazy, according to them. It’s something white liberals say of every black Republican. Walk into any black church on a Sunday and ask them their views on evolution, or Noah’s Ark, or the devil. Liberal bloggers don’t do that. Both Barack Obama and Hillary cited Hod and he Bible for why they had to be opposed to same sex marriage. No liberal blogger called either one crazy at the time they said it.

    The intellectual dishonesty is rampant here. That’s why every first sentence of every blog post from Allen Clifton starts with an apology.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      Unfortunately there is still a religious test in America. Some say what they have to say to move past this test, but others truly believe the fantasies. (see Ben Carson, the highly sedated snake oil salesman)

      The question should never ever be asked, “What role would your “faith” play in your decision making if you were to become President?” This way nobody would have to dance around this 2000+ year old myth. Agreed?

      • Dennis

        You need to apply your disgust equally, CS. You and Allen have no consistent principles you adhere to, other than the principle that you’ll denigrate the conservative and look the other way the the Democrat.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        I will not speak for Mr Clifton, but I am very consistent Denise. So, I’m guessing you just tacitly confirmed that you like the religious test we have in our country.

      • Nicholas A Kocal

        No, we feel the same way about Huckabee. That he is also an absolute disgrace and unfit for public office. There was NO mention of race in the article, only about religious fanaticism.

      • OMGface

        BRAVO!!!!!!!!

      • Debi Biderman

        No I don’t have to apply my disgust equally. I only have to be disgusted by the disgusting. Ben Carson might be a nice guy to chat with after church but he is nowhere near what is needed as CIC.

      • OMGface

        I would amend only one element in the above: Carson is not, in fact, sedated. And that takes the unimaginable reality of this replicant to a whole new level.

    • dreamfall

      You do know that people can actually listen to other viewpoints, learn, and revise opinions, right? It’s not “intellectual dishonesty” to evolve in your views; it’s maturity. Perhaps if the GOP practiced it more, they’d recognize it.

      • Dennis

        No, that’s not true at all, df. When Republicans revise or evolve, Allen labels them flip-floppers. That’s not maturity. That’s being an ideologue.

      • dreamfall

        Except I’m not addressing your opinion of Allen. I’m addressing your accusation of intellectual dishonesty on the part of a couple of politicians who listened to people, learned more about marriage equality, and evolved in their viewpoints. I don’t care what you think Allen knows or thinks. I am commenting on what you said. It’s not “intellectual dishonesty” to sincerely evolve in your views.

      • Jim Bean

        “.. a couple of politicians who listened to people, learned more about marriage equality, and evolved in their viewpoints.”

        That’s not what happened. People views on this are deeply ingrained and based on human biology. Their viewpoints didn’t evolve. They merely pretended to feel differently for political expediency.

      • dreamfall

        I disagree. I know people – quite a few people – who at one time were against marriage equality, and in time they came to understand that it is a civil rights issue. Most of them are Christians and as such still don’t feel homosexuality is “right”, but they have come to understand that it’s a religious opinion that has no place being codified into law, due to the Establishment Clause and due to the notion of human rights.

      • Jim Bean

        In other words, they believe in the civil union concept, but not in the sanctity of their marriages.

        You simply repeated what I said in different words.

      • dreamfall

        The point is, they can be legally married. Neither Obama nor Hillary are saying churches should be forced to perform same-sex marriages. There is no need – there are already churches doing same-sex spiritual unions, there have been for years. I’ve been to several, as many as 15 years ago. Those unions weren’t legally recognized, and now they are. That is the sanctity. That is the exact point, and that is where their viewpoints evolved.

      • noah vail

        i don’t think that many people believe in the “sanctity” of marriage seeing as how more than half of them end in divorce…christians are not immune to this phenomena…i give you the example of swaggart, bakker, and all those gay “ministers” of whom you think so highly…civil union at least doesn’t put you in the position of blaspheming by promising , at the altar of your church and in front of all your friends and family,to god, that you will observe the sanctity of marriage and then divorcing… and BTW that really is blasphemy

      • Jim Bean

        I agree. I do think however, that the social abandonment of strong commitment principles will not serve it better in the end.

      • noah vail

        are you still operating with the same views you’ve always held … if so you have wasted all that brain power you could have used to learn new things, or would learning anything new be considered political expediency

      • Marionumber1

        Well, many other liberals do feel that Hillary is a flip-flopper, and there is actually evidence that Obama lied about his position on gay marriage to get elected.

      • noah vail

        where is the evidence…talk is cheap

      • Marionumber1
      • noah vail

        nicely done…i stand corrected

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        remember who popularized that “term” Denise? Seems like that was a label made famous in 2004 by the GOP trying to hang that around John Kerry. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t attack with that term and then whine when someone uses it against your candidate of choice. Did you speak up in 2004 when that phrase was repeated over and over and over again about John Kerry? Or are you just selectively outraged today…..

    • GL

      We’re not calling him crazy or an idiot because he’s spouting anti-science views and is African-American. We’re calling him that because he’s spouting anti-science views and is a NEUROSURGEON. One, the race thing, is something that has no consequence. The other, the professional who disregards a cornerstone of his profession, is a major red flag.

      • Dennis

        It’s the same playbook white liberals use on every African American with conservative views.

        Call him crazy.

        It’s shamefully racist. Something they can claim plausible deniability for. It’s just their same old dog whistle.

      • Nathan Aldana

        Becuse certainly, it couldnt possibly be that a lot of us with progressive views view anyone, regardless of skin color, who takes the bible literally, to be just a tad crazy. Because I can safely say I do. Its a nice book as far as books go, but anyone who takes it literally I suspect of either lying to me because nobody could seriously take that thing literally, or of being truly in need of psychological help.

      • Jim Bean

        Which Democrats do you call out as crazy for being believers in the Bible?

      • noah vail

        i’m a liberal and if one of my contemporaries started talking like those right wing nut jobs about the bible i’d call them bat-shit crazy as well…

      • Nothing

        “It’s the same playbook white liberals use on every African American with conservative views.

        Call him crazy.”

        He IS crazy! Noah’s ark wasn’t a real boat. Evolution doesn’t come from satan. He seems to have the most compartmentalized mind imaginable. He’s a laughable dishonest person.

        “It’s shamefully racist. Something they can claim plausible deniability for.”

        Screw you!

      • Dennis

        Why did Hillary cite God for why she was against same sex marriage?

      • BobJThompson

        You really are a good troll. Full of anger and idiocy, but you really are effective at riling people up so they sound just as angry as you. I’d bow, but you’d likely kick me in the face for being a filthy libtard. Carry on jerkwad, carry on.

      • OMGface

        Correct…..but ponder; a neurosurgeon, essentiially needs to be fearless and a skilled MECHANIC. Not to mention, there are anguished offerings all of the net from former patients of this being whose lives he completely destroyed in surgery. I was gob smacked; I assume, in every event there were settlements.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      This whole “white guilt” line of yours must be taken directly from Rush…..nobody else is idiotic enough to mumble garbage like that. OK, maybe Beck, Hannity, O’really, Coulter….yeah, they are all idiotic enough….

      • Dennis

        Weak argument.

        Bloggers here are consumed by it.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        sure bud

      • OMGface

        Re “bud”….you unwittingly described his brain as revealed in a CT scan.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        hahahaa….

      • OMGface

        I honestly cherish yr presence.

      • Pipercat

        It’s called a straw man.

      • OMGface

        Bingo on all counts; only a desperate, unendowed, terrified simpleton becomes fodder for the parasitic, opportunistic beings in question. humans. It truly is stupid scary.

      • Jim Bean

        And Dennis and I. But, alas, we cannot all hope to be as wise as ye.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      BTW, what happened to your Benghazi mania? Are you on to smaller and dumber things now?

      • Dennis

        Sticking to the topic.

        Your ADD notwithstanding, you should try that.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        No Denise, never forget Benghazi….. It sure seemed to consume for the past year or so…why are you so glum now?

      • Dennis

        I’m never glum.

        Libya embassy email warned Clinton not to emphasize video

        Ms. Hilly lies. Ms. Hilly eats Aibileen’s shit-pies.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        keep hoping…..maybe another 8 or 20 investigations will continue to show nothing….always wonder.
        BENGHAZI!!!

      • Dennis


        Hillary Clinton’s rogue agenda: Why Sid Blumenthal matters

        Clinton Foundation paid this sleazebag $320,000. “Just a friend”.

        Media Matters was paying him $200,000. Won’t say why or what he did for that money.

        Imaging being a mindless drone research fellow there making $35,000 living in DC, doing nothing but watching Fox all day long and shilling for Hillary Clinton. Wondering why Sid gets two bones for doing nothing.

        What a corrupt woman. Liberals and mindless progs have no choice but to vote for her. How sad.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        uh huh…..’you betcha’. And this has “what” to do with Libya? Nothing? You betcha. Keep grasping at strawmen, it worked out so well last time. Maybe we can get Hillary on for another 11 hour infomercial about proving how much more qualified to be President she is than any GOP nitwit.

      • noah vail

        so, we should all follow your genius and believe in right wing fairy tales?

      • Dennis

        You’re an authoritarian follower, noah. You bow at the altar of the Democratic party. You need not do anything, just go pull the lever for Hillary and shut up and wait for further instructions.

      • noah vail

        no she doesn’t…you’re still safe…

      • OMGface

        Think he knows his taxes are being used to finance this witch hunt?

      • Dennis

        I’m glad my taxes are being used to find out the truth of what happened. So is the FBI. Otherwise they’d have never known what danger Hillary put our secrets under.

        I mean, seriously, how do you put a price tag on that?

        Michele Obama spends more of our taxes in a year on her vacations.

      • OMGface

        People capable of being brainwashed by Machiavellian opportunists are very scary people. You truly are one of those silly putty people. Congrats.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        LOL…..that is one of your best sarcastic comments yet!

      • PRIME79

        Lol!

    • OMGface

      Dennis=incapable of being discerning, forget able to identify a delusional simlpeton.

    • Debi Biderman

      Is Ben Carson black? Are you sure? Seriously does it matter. The man is way too few slices light in the loaf. He is just short of being an idiot savant and is quite likely just an idiot. Black white green or purple. I voted for President Obama because I believed in his message and I think he is brillisnt. He is appropriate and has maintained his temper and his message throughout his Presidency. He is a bit too far right for me but he has been a great President. The fact that he is black has nothing to do with why I voted for him or how I perceive his Presidency. The fact that he is brilliant and has a great sense of humor and timing. Now that was a good reason. I also like the way he treats his wife and children.

    • Gary Menten

      Carson’s views have nothing to do with conservatism. They have to do with “crazy.”

      • Dennis

        Being Canadian and somewhat dim-witted about American progressives and their mental issues, you wouldn’t be all that familiar with how they’ve prospered by dividing the electorate by race and gender, and why they can’t tolerate a lack conservative as a successful political role model, Gary. You’re little now than a follower of the ways of those Progs you’re not at all interested or even curious of Carson’s conservative views.

        You likely hailed Obama as the coming Messiah. The One. The new Jesys who would transcend race and transform politics. Carson? You just call him that crazy black guy.

        That’s what’s so weird about every liberal Canadian that hangs out on American liberal blogs. Every country has people like you. People who need nothing more than to GAFL.

      • Gary Menten

        You’re idiot.

  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    He is unfit to be President. Period.

  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    Not to worry Conservatives, Ben Carson will get his participation award along with the other 16 or so other GOP candidates when this is all said and done. I certainly can’t figure out another reason he thinks he’s running….

    • OMGface

      He is running because he is DELUSIONAL, and so, convinced he is entirely qualified. The terrifying part: he has SUPPORTERS. Ponder what that is emblematic of……same deal with the feckless boor and the rage-filled lady who destroyed HP. For openers.

    • QB59

      He’s running because he’s on a book tour, and his campaign will help him sell books to the GOPer rubes. He puts the CON in CONservative.

  • David Schadle

    The ark as described in the bible has a displacement comparable to ww2 light cruiser and was capable of car ring 2 of each animal How he built it is another question but 400 yrs is a long time I am not achristian just saying

    • Gary Menten

      Moreover, a wooden ship of that length could not have stayed afloat under seas much heavier than your typical trout pond. The long planks in the hull would have flexed too much and leaks would have sprung everywhere, sinking the ship very quickly.

  • FD Brian

    so, on this arc, what did the lions eat?

    • Imawhosoever

      They should have eaten liberals, but then they would have had to lick their own butt to get the horrid taste out of their mouths….

      • Kurn

        Oh,gee,another conservabot

      • OMGface

        And BOT…..says it ALL!!!

      • Rob Bailey

        Jeebus was a Liberal.

      • FD Brian

        I’m sure Jesus wasn’t on the Arc and Noah was a liberal, God flooded the earth to get rid of conservatives, but, like getting unicorns safely off the arc, that failed too.

    • OMGface

      Cute.

  • Dennis

    Progressivism does not tolerate a God before it, yet progressives allow their Democratic representatives to tip-toe around it with no reverberations at all. If a Republican makes a religious statement, they fall all over themselves trying to see who can fake being the most outraged.

    • noah vail

      that’s because, contrary to your wishes and false beliefs, America is a SECULAR COUNTRY…at no point did the founding fathers imply that this is a “christian” country…observing “christian” behavior for the past 75 years i can honestly say the founders made i wise choice…trying to find a real Christian in America is like trying to find an ex nazi in Germany in 1946, they don’t exist…

      • Dennis

        And noah goes Godwyn. Doesn’t take long with his type.

        Tell me, noah, why did both Hillary and Obama cite God as to why they were against same sex marriage? Why did you sit idly by and let them?

  • Nancy B

    That saying’s been around for a long while. Silly as it is, he’s just passing it on.

  • ORAXX

    It’s important to remember that Mental Ben isn’t a cause, he’s a symptom. That he can be taken seriously as a presidential candidate by a major party, speaks volumes as to what the Republican party has become