Who Is Ben Carson?

by Rick Olson

 ”Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” —E. F. Schumacher 

Dr. Benjamin Carson

Dr. Benjamin Carson

Who is this guy? Who is this man who had the cahones to show up at the National Prayer Breakfast and put the smack-down on political correctness, Obamacare, and all other DemocRAT tom-foolery with gentle words and brutal honesty?

Who the heck is this guy who started quoting Biblical references in Obama’s face? Watch the video below for explanation…

Dr. Carson was born in one of the poorest black neighborhoods in Detroit, Michigan to his single mother back in 1951. Sonia Carson often worked two or three jobs just to support him and his brothers.

Carson struggled with elementary school, however, his mother reduced his television time, requiring him to read two books a week and produce written reviews for her.

Carson soon started to excel in middle school and throughout high school. After graduating with honors from Southwestern High School, Ben Carson attended Yale University, earning a degree in Psychology.  After Yale, he attended University of Michigan Medical School.

After medical school, he became a neurosurgery resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Starting off as an adult neurosurgeon, Carson became more interested in pediatrics. He believed that with children, “what you see is what you get, … when they’re in pain they clearly show it with a frown on their face or when they are happy they show it by smiling brightly.”

At the age of 33, Dr. Carson became the youngest major division director in Johns Hopkins history, as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Carson was also an innovator.  Dr. Carson performed the first intrauterine procedure to relieve pressure on the brain of a hydrocephalic fetal twin, and a hemispherectomy, in which a young girl suffering from uncontrollable seizures had one half of her brain removed.

Dr. Bejamin Solomon Carson has done some “huge epic things.” In 1987, Dr. Carson made medical history being the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins (the Binder twins) who had been joined at the back of the head (craniopagus twins). The 70-member surgical team, led by Carson, worked for 22 hours. At the end, the twins were successfully separated and can now survive independently.

Dr. Carson has written four bestselling books published by Zondervan, an international Christian media and publishing company: Gifted Hands, The Big Picture, Take the Risk, and Think Big. The first book is an autobiography and two are about his personal philosophies of success that incorporate hard work and a faith in God; Carson is a Seventh-day Adventist. In a debate with Richard Dawkins, Francis Collins, and Daniel Dennett, Carson stated he doesn’t believe in evolution: “I don’t believe in evolution…evolution says that because there are these similarities, even though we can’t specifically connect them, it proves that this is what happened.” 

I am not writing anymore here….JUST WATCH THE VIDEO.

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  • IWKAGGP

    “You can’t say that about dogs!” LOL!!!!!

  • Scott Morales

    I’ve caught Dr. Carson a few times giving speeches on c-span. The guy is really impressive.

  • JP

    I have had the honor of meeting Dr. Carson when I was working at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. It was many years ago but I was impressed with him then even though it had nothing to do with politics. He is a great young man who would serve our country well in any capacity he chooses. There is very little in politics that can upset a Pediatric Neurosurgeon; he deals with life and death of young children on a regular basis and is clear what his role on earth is. God Bless Him!

  • Sam Adams

    Fall of Rome, knife in the front. Great presentation.

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