Sorry, but Dr. Ben Carson can’t be president. He’s just too dumb.
How do we know he’s stopid? Because he says he doesn’t believe in the Big Bang Theory or in Evolution ( http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/09/23/ben-carson-big-bang-evolution/ ).
Never mind that he had a brilliant career as a neurosurgeon, thus demonstrating that you don’t need to believe in The Big Bang or Evolution to gain a mastery of science. Never mind that the president’s job description does not include cosmologist-in-chief.
And please never mind that neither of those sacred pillars of wisdom is based on any meaningful observation of nature. When some nerd appears on Nova and tells you, authoritatively, everything that happened during the first 1/64th of a second after the initial Big Bang, you know he’s talking through his hat. As for Evolution–well, no one has seen it happen, no one has conclusively explained how it happens, and there is as much evidence in the fossil record to cast it down as to build it up. (Triassic birds and pollen grains, for instance. And preserved dinosaur soft tissue.)
But Dr. Carson cannot be president because he has committed a thought crime.
If he had stood before the nation and declared, “There is no God, there never was a God, and Jesus Christ never existed,” the same critics who are lambasting him today would be defending him to the hilt, applauding his supposed courage, and wetting their pants over his display of wisdom.
They might even forgive him for being a Republican.