In a speech at Nashville’s massive Cornerstone Church, Republican presidential candidate and retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said that his belief in Creationism helped him to better understand the workings of the human body.
According to the Tennessean newspaper, Carson made two speeches at Cornerstone on Sunday, both of which seemed to be part sermon and part stump speech.
At one point, he griped that “progressives” are too critical of his Biblical views as they relate to medicine.
“They say, ‘Carson, ya know, how can you be a surgeon, a neurosurgeon, and believe that God created the Earth, and not believe in evolution, which is the basis of all knowledge and all science?,'” the candidate said during his second speech.
“Well, you know, it’s kind of funny. But I do believe God created us, and I did just fine. So I don’t know where they get that stuff from, ya know? It’s not true. And in fact, the more you know about God, and the deeper your relationship with God, I think the more intricate becomes your knowledge of the way things work, including the human body,” he continued.
Carson has gone on record in the past as believing that the science of evolution is “satanic” and that the Big Bang theory is a “fairy tale.”
Watch the video, embedded below, in which Carson’s remarks about Creationism begin around the 36 minute mark: