Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday defended his belief in creationism and the disputed theory that the Egyptian pyramids were built for grain storage because he said both ideas came from the Bible. A video uncovered by BuzzFeed earlier this week, showed Carson explaining his pyramids theory in a 1998 speech.
“My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” he remarked. “Now all the archeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs’ graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big – when 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.
However, according to Carson, grain storage wasn’t the only function of the massive constructions. Apparently, they had another purpose, which also happens to explain their signature cone-sided shape: “But at the same time, while they would be fun of grain, the structures would also serve as impenetrable shelters, almost unconquerable by the Egyptians’ worst enemy – dinosaurs.”
“Of course, since the world was only created several thousand years ago and since the dinosaurs were created during the Six-Day Creation Week, the two must be linked somehow. The most direct proof of that is the fact that the pyramids were of the correct size, with walls strategically placed at an angle, as to disable potential human-killing dinosaurs,” Carson added.
He also said: “Therein lies the ingenuity of Joseph and the ancient Egyptians. Not only did they successfully keep the original functions of the pyramids, but they also protected themselves and their families in the most brilliant way possible: by outsmarting their enemy; and that’s exactly what I’m planning on doing next year, for starters.”