Perhaps his silliest statements have to do with our own solar system. Carson claims that our solar system is perfectly ordered—but, in fact, the motion of the planets is chaotic in the long term, and, although we can predict the motion of comets over the seventy-year period he discusses, for longer time horizons, such as millions or billions of years, the complexity of our solar system makes that practically impossible.More.
If it isn’t perfectly ordered, why is there so much life here, but we are forever hearing about endless other habitable planets that turn out probably not to be.
Anyway, fine words from a crackpot cosmologist who thinks all scientists should be militant atheists .
Election season brings ‘em out, we would guess.
Who reads the New Yorker anyway? While I have read some fine articles there, they do publish an awful lot of silly stuff.
That said, Ben Carson should not pretend to be an expert on everything.