Ben Carson Has The Best Theory On Who Built Egypt's Pyramids

by Stacey Leasca
Jonathan Ernst

Remember yesterday how we told you about all the ridiculous sh*t presidential frontrunner (frontrunner) Ben Carson has said in the past?

Stuff like how the victims of the Roseburg, Oregon shooting should have rushed the shooter instead of just standing around, or how a Muslim shouldn't be president, or how women who have abortions are basically slave owners.

Oh, and let's not forget that he also said "many Americans are stupid."

Perhaps we should keep this blog as a running tally of all the insane things Carson has said/will say in the future.

In a new video unearthed by Buzzfeed, Carson explains during the 1998 commencement for Andrews University that the pyramids were not built as tombs for pharaohs like nearly every archeologist believes. Instead, Carson says the pyramids of Egypt were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain.

In the video Carson says,

My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids in order to store grain. Now all the archeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs' graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big if 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.

Carson also adds,

And when you look at the way the pyramids are made, with many chambers that are hermetically sealed, they would have to be that way for a reason. And, you know, various 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.

Of course, the entire Internet is now having a field day with the comments.

Watch the entire commencement speech above.

Citations: Ben Carson: Egyptian Pyramids Built For Grain Storage, Not By Aliens Or As Tombs (Buzzfeed)