Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson engaged in another round of climate change denial while also veering off into remarks about evolution and gravity during a Sept. 30 appearance at the University of New Hampshire, the New Republic reported.
“The way the earth rotates on its axis, how far away it is from the sun. These are all very complex things,” Carson said in response to a question from the audience. “Gravity, where did it come from? I mean, there are so many things. So I don’t denigrate the people who say ‘Eh, eh, whatever, somehow it happened.’ I don’t denigrate them. I just don’t have that much faith.”
As stated in Newton’s law of universal gravitation, any two objects attract one another with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
Footage of the encounter begins with the audience member telling the former neurosurgeon, “You don’t believe in climate change or evolution, I believe. And I was just wondering, do you seriously not believe that climate change is happening?”
Carson — who has called research concerning global warming “irrelevant” — accused news outlets of distorting his remarks before launching into his answer.
“Is there climate change? Of course there’s climate change,” Carson said. “Any point in time temperatures are going up or temperatures are going down. When that stops happening, that’s when we’re in big trouble.”
Though the audience can be heard applauding the response, what Carson was actually describing was weather. As astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explained on Cosmos last year, “We can’t observe climate directly; all we see is the weather.”
Carson went on to state that there was “no reason” to make climate change a political issue, before sharing his thoughts on evolution.
“I do believe in micro-evolution, or natural selection,” he said. “But I believe that God gave the creatures He made the ability to adapt to their surroundings. Because He’s very smart. He didn’t want to start over every 50 years.”
Watch Carson’s remarks, as posted online, below.
HBO’s ‘Real Time’ panel provides roadmap for Democrats to get DNI’s Ukraine report and speed-up impeachment
During the "Overtime" segment of HBO's "Real Time," Bill Maher and his guests took up the problems the Democrats are having acquiring Donald Trump'stax returns as well as other documents they need if they are going to impeach the president.
Responding to a question over whether the state of New York will indict the president, the conversation turned to prosecutors seeking Trump's taxes.
According to presidential historian Tim Naftali, there is precedent allowing the acquisition.
"Is it really that hard to get somebody's frigging, f*cking taxes? " host Bill Maher asked.
"Actually, there is a precedent," Naftali explained. "If the House started on the impeachment hearings, they could act on the precedent of 1974, where Nixon's taxes were turned over to the impeachment committee. So there is a precedent, but they have to make the decision that they are having an impeachment inquiry."
‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’
The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."
Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.
"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"
"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.
‘Brett Kavanaugh’s penis is back in the news’: Bill Maher breaks down the latest Supreme Court scandal
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher broke down the latest scandal facing the United States Supreme Court.
"Brett Kavanaugh's penis is back in the news," Maher said. "The New York Times kind of tripped over his dick on this one."
Maher suggested the report reflects poorly on Kavanaugh's manhood.
"The problem is the woman, the victim, has no recollection of it happening -- which isn't really a ringing endorsement of his penis," Maher said.