Has Science Gone Too Far? - #408

Rooster Teeth Podcast: Has Science Gone Too Far? - #408

Join Gus Sorola, Gavin Free, Barbara Dunkelman, and Burnie Burns as they discuss the day after Christmas, bad driving, the year in review, and more on this week's RT Podcast! This episode originally aired on December 26, 2016, sponsored by Loot Crate (http://bit.ly/2f2ju6B), Mac Sales (http://bit.ly/2ibzvZW), MeUndies (http://bit.ly/2aGm9yg)

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  • OverlordQuasar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Can you just have your mail forwarded to a recycling company?

  • scarrysbeardy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    The secret project sounds like the new Bill Nye show. The fact that when Burnie reads the email conversation, Gus replies that he used to watch it "All the time as a kid" makes me think that is what they are talking about.


    I can't think of another show that was around that long ago that is having a resurgence other than Bill Nye

  • rhettdizzle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    https://youtu.be/CssNKxf7z6w


    I think this is the video from Gavin's bike story.

  • danbonrp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    it was in episode 2 on ganosis 12:40

  • ultimagrant FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Always Open....except for the break XD

  • Spyder72 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    This is surprisingly one of my favorite RT Podcast episodes

  • SqurtleHurdle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I hate when people I'm in the car with are self conscious about honking a horn. No! It makes traffic flow better, if the person get offended fuck them, they're being immature.

  • BobaFettsMom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Gavin mentioned Barb was on the off topic podcast, Which one? looked through the recent 3 and she appears not to have appeared 

    • Arizona_Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      She's a brief walk on. Not a part of the show. I think it's the 1 with Bolen from Game Attack on it.

  • Heartbreak-Pudding FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Burnie's makeup present is honestly the most thoughtful and creative gift I have heard of in a long time. That is awesome. 

  • stephilo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    The other thing that always irked me about Ep. 4 and Luke's relationship with Ben Kenobi is the fact that, when Obi Wan dies, Luke is super distraught and Leia ends up comforting him. However, Leia's entire home planet was just DESTROYED; all her friends and family that she's known her whole life have died but she ends up comforting Luke instead of the other way around. It's actually kind of funny if you think about it 

    • Great_B_Rad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      maybe that was intentional? To show that Leia was a strong yet compassionate person?

  • atxrex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Bryan Cranston was super cool on Hot Ones too (pardon the possible misspelling).

  • Lloyd_Edgar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lloyd Edgar

    3 weeks ago

    In the UK Amazon always boxes multiple orders up, even from different vendors sometimes.

    • typicalia

      3 weeks ago

      they do in the US usually too as long as you're not ordering 3rd party or one item is out of stock or if theyre not ordered different days?? i think it depends on the warehouse or something like that 

  • Mighty_Mutt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Dear Rooster Teeth. Please PLEASE change your website's video player. It's the only reason I dread watching videos on the site.

    • Lloyd_Edgar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lloyd Edgar

      3 weeks ago

      What issues do you have with it? I honestly don't mind it.

    • Mighty_Mutt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      For me it frequently lags, skips, glitches the images. And several times when the video has frozen, I gave up and closed the browser page but the audio kept playing even though the window was closed. I've tried different browsers with the same results. I've seen that a lot of people have these issues, so I've given up on looking for solutions.

  • DEOTIUS FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    fyi gavin they did make just the "trumpet" super laser part into a weapon, it was called the dark sabre

  • swizzlestix FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Barb is the worst, can she just stay on her own awful podcast?

    • Heartbreak-Pudding FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      you are literally the only person who does not like Barb

  • Tuozz0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Just a Toaster

    3 weeks ago

    I wonder what barb needs C Batteries for??





    8===D ;)

  • Gcherki

    3 weeks ago

    it doesn't really come up that often, but at the end of the day the RT podcast has some jaded ass people on it. like half of them don't want to get married, all of them don't want kids. Griffon on always open distroyed the concept of marrige, Gus is, well... Gus (at least he hasn't gone on "retirement" yet). Even Miles, who is probably the most happy go luck of the bunch, can be straight up depressing at points. also geoff's depression on off topic a while back (really funny but still...). the podcast is almost always technology is gonna destroy us this, and everyone on the internet is an asshole that. Whenever they do talk about something positive its usually a commercial for another show of theirs.



    I'm not saying I necessarily disagree with them on everything (though I'd honestly like to a lot of the time) but damn...

  • maealexander FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I had no idea that was a real thing that people do elsewhere! I just thought that the people in my town were assholes. Just the other day I was pulling out of a parking space, 3/4 out of the space and someone zooms past to a space 4 spaces further into the row.

  • JFourjacks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    For some reason i'm not listed as a first member anymore, when i have a recurring payment.

    • SnorlaxUsedRest FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      have you gotten a new card recently? I had the same issue about a month ago, and that was why

    • Rinjii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      If you go to the contact us page, there is an email to use for sponsorship issues.  

    • JFourjacks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      Actually I did have to get a new card recently as my old one was falling apart, but it's still linked to the same account. I'll try contacting them, thanks!

  • MartyGras2

    3 weeks ago

    I feel ya Burnie about people not being able to drive.  People can't drive here in Kingston either. I do same about wonder how long it will take to see a critical driving error.  It is usually not doing a correct left turn, and behind that is right turn.  It is rare for me to drive and not see someone do something wrong.

    Elyse is great.

  • theREV117

    3 weeks ago

    That moment when the RT Store doesn't send same order items in the same package.

  • Kaotac FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    No link dump link to the horse goat video? :(

  • Requi3m_Toxicity FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Requi3m Toxicity

    3 weeks ago

    Spurs aren't normally sharp they are blunt. and they aren't used to kick full force or anything it's used to extend your pressure in certain spots to help control the horse using then to turn inwards or outwards along with helping it side step. horse control is as much in the legs as it is in the reins. 

  • Ayabara1013 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    the death star was using kyber crystals, rogue one established that for the movies. kyber crystals are the crystals used to make lightsabers. also space travel takes a while lol( in reference to the luke and ben time together)

    • RVBCheckmate

      3 weeks ago

      It still was very little time with Obi-Wan. It couldn't have been more than 2 days.

  • eclypsegame FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    While I abhor Christmas lights in almost all form besides a more energy efficient way to light my room. (seriously icicle lights around the ceiling perimeter its great in small to medium rooms) I support any Christmas celebrators right to leave lights up through January 6th, the twelfth day of Christmas.

  • TMeisterJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Level 5 Laser Lotus

    3 weeks ago

    Ice cream cellar vs. ice cream seller. I have the same problem understanding something when I perceive it differently. I find those moments funny every time I come to that thought process though.

  • rogiraffe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Perfect eggnog mix: 100% bourbon, 0% eggnog. Then replace the bourbon with scotch whisky.

  • zgillet FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Yeah, Luke and "Old Ben" (which he knew for years already btw) had a way longer relationship than anyone in the new movie... in fact it's laughable.

  • blauu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    In response to Burnie's talk on the length of Obi-wan and Luke's relationship:


    Hyperspace travel prior to the new movies took days. So at most they would have had around a week to know each other. Still a short amount of time, but much longer than the twelve hours you had claimed.


    If hyperspace travel took minutes as it's presented in the new movies the idea of a 'fast ship' like the Falcon is meaningless. I think they've done the series a disservice by painting it as so fast. 

  • MAX1592

    3 weeks ago

    The dumbest animals are probably Sea Sponges because they have no brain.

  • Shel2theBurne FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I can't believe I didn't notice Bernie in "Why Him". 

  • Grumpymountainpony FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Funny enough, horses are hella smart. At my job, we have horses who can open/close gates, zip/unzip zippers, open the bars on their doors, open ziplock bags of food, undo carabiners, untie themselves from the walls, and even take off their saddles and bridles. 

  • TheGreatHoneyBun FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    My family once left the Christmas lights on until April. We were to lazy to take them down.

  • dranor44 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold dranor44

    3 weeks ago

    Australia. earths landing pad. 

  • 0zombee

    3 weeks ago

    "What?" YOU KNOW YOU HEARD WHAT HE SAID 

  • samurisam97 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    They do have the plans to some extent in episode 2 of Star Wars, but in the beginning of Rouge One they approach Erso saying they have hit a snag of some sort suggesting that they have been working on this for a long time now. I do feel like they should've done a better job of explaining that part a little better just to make it clear to everyone though, I didn't catch that until my second viewing because that bothered me too Burnie.

  • PrincessRyry FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I can't imagine the drivers in Texas are any worse than the ones in New Jersey and the Philadelphia area...

    • attazone FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pro Rooster Toother

      3 weeks ago

      Jersey is the only state I've been to where people will make a left on a red light

    • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

      3 weeks ago

      left on red? psh, NC idiots will run red lights and SLOW DOWN for green lights. 

    • bigtipper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      They slow down for green lights because they know that the cross traffic is running the reds!

  • KingR2088 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    A little lack luster to end the year, but I will say the best part was hearing that Barbara missed out in meeting Adam Savage. What can I say karma is a bitch.

  • Tegman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    yes to egg nog

  • Cambulance FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    In the opening intro they have Grapeeater Gin, Gusmeca Tequalia and Barbaravka Vodka. What's Burnie's one? Double Gold something?

  • CabouseOwens FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Try riding a motorbike, I have to deal with so much shit from drivers, just the other day I was riding my bike home, 3 lane road, I am in the most left hand lane (Australia) guy in the middle lane swerves in front of me without using his blinker, then uses his blinker to get into the turn lane (2 turn lanes and 2 lanes in the new road), which I also happen to get into, the guy then proceeds to swerve in front of me from the most left lane into the right hand lane without his blinker again, this time I am pissed off, so I start honking my horn once he starts swerving in front of me, I have my horn going for like 10 seconds (I am not even joking about this, 10 seconds no joke) he then uses his blinker to turn into another turn lane, fucking arsehole, drivers need to stop being arseholes

  • srvvlhm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fort Miner

    3 weeks ago

    Barbara I love your punny jokes.


    The postal service makes 85% of their money from bulk mail. It is not considered "junk mail" to them. 

    If your mailbox is not to their code, they don't have to deliver to you. So by removing the box they will stop delivering to you. But it would be easier to just stop the mail.  

  • Iri-tiri FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Hmm.. gif... have people forgotten about jiffy? Jif-fy.. jif... gif.. gift.. jift? Gif/Jif solved.

  • Kr1sp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    The Obi-Wan comics make their relationship more interesting. Kenobi has lived there for years in order to watch over Luke, and his "uncle" has not allowed Kenobi to get near Luke.

  • SamuelF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    can you do a meet up at the hyatt regency in Houston during the super bowl (during your visit)

  • CTaschereau FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I think the relationship between Luke and Obi-Wan is more than Burnie believes. To Luke, Obi-Wan is the only connection he has to his father who at the time was only imagines as some trader.

  • JesusLeftNipple FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Sucks that Blaine wasn't on this one for the SW discussion.

    • morthalis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      We need Blaine on a special star wars episode of something 

    • murphn86 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      Pardon me while I nerd out but I have to disagree with you there. Blaine does nothing but detract from any respectable discussion of Star Wars. I've come to dread every time I see him on the podcast at this point.

  • Lopresti101 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    For the record, Burnie did flip off a school bus.... sweat_smile

  • darkland52 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    People are way to bleak about marriage.  The 50% given is very disputed and even if it is actually 50%, you have to realize that the flip side of 50% of marriages end in divorce is that 50% of marriages last a lifetime.  50% of people who get married stay together for their entire freakin lives, and we live a really really long time, that's crazy.

  • aeuriga FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Drank Ranch Once

    3 weeks ago

    The one thing about getting expensive makeup is that once you have it, most of it will last for years.

    • MissKazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Magical Anime Girl °☆.。.

      3 weeks ago

      Not really, most makeup has expiry times now, as they can slowly build up bacteria over time which can make you very ill. Most makeup has an expiry of 12 months from when its first opened except eye stuff (like mascara and liquid eyeliner) which should be thrown out after 3-6 months