Favorite Rogue Quotes
A celebration of the profound and humorous quotes from our friends at the SGU.
Links to episode pages go straight to the relevant podcast section, where available, but not to the quote itself.
|Bob||We'll be hearing a lot about nanotubes.||Technology||3|
|Steve||Basically, nothing happens [during exorcisms]. Probably, and this is just a guess, probably because there aren't really demons. Demons are not real.||Ghosts & Demons||6|
|Evan, Perry, Steve||E: So he thinks he's found the evidence. This wall that is off the coast of Cyprus under the water.
P: I'm convinced.
S: I'm silenced.
P: I will be forever silent on this topic.
E: There's nothing more to say.
|Steve||We need a new enlightenment. A second enlightenment.||Science & Education||11|
|Steve||So we hypothesized "Hey, there's some influence here. Maybe there's an eighth and then a ninth planet, and it should be roughly over there to account for the anomalies that we're seeing," and lo and behold, we found planets where we thought we would. So shouldn't astrologers have anomalous influences that they can't account for that would have led them to the predict the existence of maybe astronomical—at least something outside of the local stellar group? If a thousand years ago, astrologers were saying "Yeah, we got this pretty well figured out, but there's something going on here we can't figure out. Maybe there are objects that are really massive that are a lot farther away than the stars that we can see." Then, that would have been making a prediction that then was proven correct by later observation, something that science is really good at, but astrology never made any such predictions based upon that, because it's not based upon reality.||New Age||18|
|Rebecca||Jay: I have a question, what do you mean by retrovirus?
R: Means a virus from the '70s
|Rebecca, Steve||R: Baby, you put the dope in dopamine.
S: Something about moanin' for serotonin?
|Perry||Birds planning ahead? Absolutely, I mean, every time they see a monkey, they plan on getting their asses kicked. That's basically accurate.||Nature & Evolution||83|
|Perry, Rebecca||P: Ed and Lorraine Warren. I'll never forget when she looked at us with all the feeling in the world and she said, "What happened to you boys? Was it the science thing?"
E: "Was it the science?"
P: She did! Remember that?
B: Oh, yeah.
R: Perry... Perry, show me on the doll where science touched you.
|Susan Blackmore||Now why do they come to the conclusion that there are psi phenomena when the massive science, the rest of science is against them? Well, it's possible because they found something, some peculiar, little quirk that's misbehaving in there, and one day we'll understand it and they'll be proved right. I think it more likely it is as it's always been in parapsychology, a mixture of bad statistics, bad experimental design, bad logical conclusions, a little bit of cheating, and an awful lot of self-deception.||Paranormal||91|
|Perry||Astrology is as vacuous as the space it worships.||Pseudoscience||ref. in 109|
|Perry||And remember, chi spelled backwards is crap!||Energy Healing||ref. in 109|
|Perry||Yeah, I mean, dolphins and monkeys basically could play chess together; those are brilliant animals.||Nature & Evolution||ref. in 109|
|Perry||Any monkey worth his salt would give any bird a beak flip.||Nature & Evolution||ref. in 109|
|Perry||I think the final thing to say on this intriguing topic is that the Bernoulli effect would certainly have no impact on our monkey-bird battle because the first move of the monkey is going to be to tear those wings right off. And Bernoulli will be right out the window with the wings. Next case.||Nature & Evolution||ref. in 109|
|Perry||The amount of years that she [Rebecca] will live longer than us because of her diet is directly proportional to the horror of her life.||Humor||ref. in 109|
|Rebecca||R: You know who pirates' favorite scientist is?
Steve: I can't wait to hear
|Evan||Jay: So Obama is a black lizard in the white house?
E: A blizzard.
|Steve||Mmmm. Dried tiger penis.||Humor||362|
|Jay||[regarding neon lights] So, Steve, are you saying that the electrons rock down to Electric Avenue, and then they take it higher?||Technology||392|
|Rebecca||I would just like to pause so I can briefly quote Steve for the record: "low-hanging fruit" – Steve referring to Einstein's theory of relativity.||Physics & Mechanics||395|
|Cara Santa Maria||... when you grew up in a broken school system, and when you are struggling and working three jobs to raise your kids as a single mom, you don't have time to be informed the way that we were lucky enough – it's a luxury. Scientific thought, it's a luxury. I personally think it's a necessity as well, and that's why I'm really crusading I think for helping to improve science literacy in this country specifically. But we're the lucky ones, because we get to think that way.||Science & Education||424|
|Steve||He [Ken Ham] writes as if scientists and skeptics, we define ourselves by not believing him. We are secularists. Scientists are secularists. And we're doing this to rebel against God; and we're looking for aliens so that we can prove evolution, to finally stick it to those creationists. You know what, Ham? We don't care about you and your creationism. We don't think about it all the time. We love science, and we love exploring the universe, and evolution is true because of all the evidence for evolution. It's not all about sticking it in your eye.||Religion & Faith||472|
|Steve||I decided to start a podcast for my midlife crisis.||Humor||473|