->Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.
-->--'''Creator/HLMencken''', 1917

->If anyone listened to Jack Bauer, the show would be called ''[[Series/TwentyFour 3]].''
-->-- '''[[MemeticMutation Jack Bauer Facts]]'''


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

->'''Kirie:''' So you believe what that clown said?\\
'''Shuichi:''' Tell me, how you can believe a toy clown said'' anything at all''?

->Oh come on, there's no such thing as '''crop circles'''! What it really was was a ghost. And that dinosaur the principal saw? Ghost dinosaur.
-->-- '''Random fifth grader''', ''Anime/DigimonTamers''

-> '''Adolph''': Evil spirits? You mean, [[CassandraTruth what you said before was true?]]\\
'''Guts''': [[ArmorPiercingQuestion You're sayin' you believe in God, but not in evil spirits?]]
-->-- ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''

->It amuses me that you refuse to believe in curses when you have a devil for a servant and have come eye-to-eye with grim reapers.
-->-- '''Sebastian Michaelis''', ''Manga/BlackButler''


[[folder:Audio Plays]]

->'''Lt. Sandoz:''' ''(at haunted piano)'' There must be a mechanism in the piano.\\
'''Doctor:''' You really ''never'' stop, do you, Lieutenant? But there's a limit to skepticism, you know. You end up cutting your own throat with OccamsRazor.
-->--'''''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho''''', ''Winter for the Adept''


[[folder:Comic Books]]

->'''Hellboy''': We're being set up for the real deal -- William Grenier.\\
'''Kate Corrigan''': That's crazy! If he was ''ever'' real, he'd be, what, 800 years old?!\\
'''Hellboy''': Now listen to me. How is that any weirder than the stuff you've already seen today? Right?\\
'''Kate Corrigan''': Right...
-->-- ''{{Comicbook/Hellboy}}'': ''The Wolves of Saint August''

-> I've seen a huanted chair and a talking mongoose, but I'd have bet good money there were no dragons.
-->-- '''Hellboy''', ''{{Comicbook/Hellboy}}'': ''The Nature of the Beast''

->'''Dum-Dum Dugan:''' Shoulda known you was one o' those weirdos who believe in the 'bom'nable Snowman.\\
'''Gabe Jones:''' Y'know, Dum-Dum, you take the cake. Here we are chasing Godzilla and a zillion-foot tall man-ape and you scoff at something only a few feet bigger than a gorilla.
-->-- ''ComicBook/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'' (Creator/MarvelComics)

->Funny how I accepted [[{{Literature/TheInvisibleMan}} invisible fellas]] and [[{{Literature/Frankenstein}} mad inventors bringing back the dead]], but I never really believed in [[{{Dracula}} you]].
-->-- '''Elijah Snow''', ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}} #13''


[[folder:Fan Works]]

-> '''Dark Yagami''': Do ghosts exits?
->'''Dark''': But ur a Shinigami aren't you imposable too?
-->-- ''Fanfic/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami''

->"Boy, kids these days. You tell people you’re an emperor from beyond space and time, they just nod. You flap in on a pair of wings, and all of a sudden they forget how to talk."
-->--'''[[GodEmperor Daniel]]''', ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars''

->''He didn't see any point in wondering whether or not this was real; considering he'd been at least partly responsible for shattering the very fabric of reality and/or turning the entire human race -less himself, a two hundred-foot naked copy of his sister(?) and Asuka- into LCL to experience some rather nebulous transhumanist paradise, skepticism about mere mental time travel seemed rather silly.''
-->--'''Shinji''', ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime''

->Harry was no longer sure, at this point, whether this was the sort of thing he ought to be skeptical about, or the sort of thing he should just take in stride.
-->-- ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''

->'''Light''': You're not going to see a single ghost, not even the tiniest little spirit of a brutally murdered fly, because there are no such things.\\
'''L''': Light-kun is right. Believing in ghosts is like claiming that you own a magical notebook or that you have a pet monster that only eats apples. Don't be ridiculous.
-->-- ''Fanfic/IWontSay'', a ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanfic.

->"Potions? Like – magic?" Lizzie said slowly, twisting up her mouth. "But magic's not re–" She stopped, staring down at her blue hands. "What am I saying – I'm dead and sitting in the burnt remains of my family home waiting to see which afterlife will have me. Why not magic?"
-->-- '''Lizzie Liddell''', [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/2021451/chapters/4481901 Land of the Dead]]

-> They're not conspiracies when you live in a world where ''everyone'' has a secret agenda.
-->--'''Naruto''', ''Fanfic/IAmNOTGoingThroughPubertyAgain''



->'''Peter Hutchings:''' An alien? Oh, come on.\\
'''The Doctor:''' You're on the moon inside a sentient church, waiting to see if you have any part to play in the rescue of a woman's soul from the clutches of a near-omnipotent being. Broaden your mind.
-->-- ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresTimewyrmRevelation Timewyrm: Revelation]]'' by Creator/PaulCornell

->I never would have thought that a living skeleton would be such a skeptic.
-->-- '''Stephanie''', ''Literature/SkulduggeryPleasant''

->''Some folks say the ghosts of the Skeptics Society still haunt these back roads; eternally debunking the supernatural.''
-->-- Twabble by '''[=Nowicki1283=]'''


[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->I don't believe in ghosts. I know that may sound strange coming from a guy who shoots sparks out of his fingers, but that's what I believe.
-->-- '''Ned''', ''Series/PushingDaisies''

->'Cause the thing is, Doctor, I believe it all now. You opened my eyes. All those amazing things out there, I believe them all. Well, apart from [[{{Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned}} that replica of the Titanic flying over Buckingham Palace on Christmas Day,]] I mean that's gotta be a hoax.
-->--'''Donna Noble''', ''Series/DoctorWho''

->'''Myka Bering:''' Cavorite doesn't exist...there's no such thing.\\
'''Peter Lattimer:''' Myka, on [[ArtifactCollectionAgency this job]], there's no such thing as "no such thing."
-->-- ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}''

->'''Arya:''' How did you find us?\\
'''[[ProfessionalKiller Jaqen H'ghar]]:''' After all the things you have seen, this is your question?
-->-- ''Series/GameOfThrones''

->We're wizards. Why does everyone think it's so crazy that there could be Martians?
-->--'''Max Russo''', ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''

->Scully, in six years, how often have I been wrong? No, seriously. Every time I bring you a new case we go through this perfunctory dance; you tell me I'm not scientifically rigorous and I'm off my nut. And then in the end, who turns out to be right 98.9% of the time?
-->-- '''Agent Mulder''', ''Series/TheXFiles'', "Field Trip"

->'''Sam''': Dean, there's ten times as much lore about angels as there is about anything else we've ever hunted.\\
'''Dean''': You know what, there's a ton of lore on unicorns too. In fact, I hear that they ride on silver moonbeams, and that they shoot rainbows out of their ass!\\
'''Sam''': Wait, there's no such thing as unicorns?
-->-- ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

->'''Dean:''' I thought Lucifer was just a story they told at demon sunday school. There’s no such thing.
->'''[[OurAngelsAreDifferent Castiel]]:''' Three days ago, you thought there was no such thing as me.
-->-- ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

->''They're not like the Loch Ness Monster, Dean - dragons aren't ''real.''''
-->-- '''Bobby''', shortly before being proven wrong, ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

->'''Jeffrey''': Is he Inhuman?\\
'''Coulson''': Claims he made a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the Devil]].\\
'''Fitz''': Which is nonsense.\\
'''Coulson''': You know, the rationalist in me wants to agree, but the ''skull on fire'' presents a pretty compelling argument for "Hail Satan."
-->-- ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' (regarding the '''ComicBook/GhostRider''')

->'''Colleen Wing:''' All of [The Hand's] power stems from their ability to bring back the dead.\\
'''ComicBook/LukeCage''': Okay, I don't know how much of this I can take. This sounds insane!\\
'''[[ComicBook/IronFist Danny Rand]]''': And so does being ''[[ImmuneToBullets bulletproof.]]''


[[folder:Tabletop Games]]

->"I'm lost," Lars spat into the flames. "What in hell are you talking about? Spaceships? [[MadScientist Sons ]] of [[MagiTek Ether]]? [[EternalEngine Mechanical worlds]]?" He advanced on the wanderer. "You, lady, are full of shit! I'm a [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade vampire]], a goddamned ''immortal,'' and I have never heard of this crap and will never fall for it because its ''all in your fucking head!"''
->"How do you explain [[EldritchLocation where you are now]]?" Grey Wolf remarked, watching the confrontation with interest.
->"You callin' me crazy?"
->"Not at all," the shaman replied. "Only remember that there are a good many things even immortals can never grasp."
-->--''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension - Convention Book: Void Engineers''


[[folder:Video Games]]

->What? You fought an [[OurVampiresAreDifferent army of vamps]] with [[FunctionalMagic magic]]; you've walked the [[DarkWorld shadow world]] in [[OurSoulsAreDifferent anima form]]; you've talked to [[LivingStatue statues]] and run with [[TheFairFolk fairies]]. So what's so weird about a grown man [[ConsultingMisterPuppet talking to a teddy bear?]]
-->-- '''Dragan Dzoavich''', ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''

->Skyrim is now host to [[OurDragonsAreDifferent giant, flying lizards]] and [[CatFolk two-legged cat-men]]... And you're surprised by me? [[TalkingAnimal Yes. I just talked]]. And am continuing to do so.
-->-- '''Barbas''', literal MoralityPet of [[JackassGenie Clavicus Vile]], ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''

->'''Lynne''': I don't believe in a "sixth sense". It's not scientific!\\
'''Sissel''': ''[[FirstPersonSmartass (Says the ghost...)]]''
-->-- ''VideoGame/GhostTrick''

->''"A city... at the bottom of the ocean? Pfft, ridiculous."''
-->-- '''Booker [=DeWitt=]''' during his brief visit to [[VideoGame/BioShock1 Rapture]], after having spent the entire game jumping between {{Alternate Universe}}s in a city that flies in the air, ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite''



->'''GM''': The ship has a cooling system.\\
'''Obi-Wan''': So where does the heat it generates go? It's a closed system; you can't just magically pump it out into space. We're trying to be realistic, right?\\
'''GM''': Yeah...\\
'''Obi-Wan''': In fact, didn't you say the hull is polished silver? The thermal emissivity of polished metal is—\\
'''GM''': This ship hovers with no visible means of propulsion and travels through hyperspace, and you're worried about the ''air conditioning''?
-->-- ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids''

->'''Antimony''': You see, I ''also'' think [[EmotionlessGirl Jones]] is a robot.\\
'''Kat''': ''Whaaaaa...'' Come on! First off, a human looking robot is called an "android" and second, there is ''no way'' you could make an android that looks ''that'' good.\\
'''Antimony''': We have seen stranger. Remember that [[NoodleIncident cursed teapot]]?\\
'''Kat''': Yeahhhhh... But that was... I don't even ''know'' what ''that'' was about...
-->-- ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''

->Optimism through stalwart skepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
-->-- '''Rose Lalonde''', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''

->"But this is set in the 1930s! Hitler's still alive!"\\\
A guy has just been brought back to life after dying because he picked the wrong cup as the Holy Grail, and you're worried about historical accuracy?
-->-- ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/121.html #121 author's commentary]]

->Like all good comic book scientists, Doctor Shark is willing to ignore massive swaths of his own inexplicable universe.


[[folder:Web Original]]

->Killer monsters that were made through actual science, most likely. Dreams are just thoughts you have while you're sleeping that can be influenced by what was going on around you before you fell asleep. Sorry, but unless I see some proof, I'm just gonna keep rolling with the idea that his dream was influenced by what he saw before he fell asleep.
-->--'''[[Franchise/AceAttorney Apollo Justice]]''', ''Roleplay/OurAvatarsWereInARoomTogetherTheContinuation''

->Now, if you or I [[{{Franchise/Terminator}} saw a naked man drop through a hole in reality and walk through 50 bullets to put his fist through our stomach]], we'd die knowing that we've made a robot from the future very happy. A guy in a movie, though, he has no idea what happened. He'll use his dying words to argue how robots don't exist, and even if they did, [[InsaneTrollLogic they wouldn't be able to smile!]]
-->--'''{{Creator/Seanbaby}}''', [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/7-great-occupations-for-horribly-stupid-people/ "7 Great Occupations For Horribly Stupid People"]]

->I just love that no one in the police department has heard of the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad]] except for White and consider him some conspiracy nut. It’s as if White was trying to put out the theory that Bigfoot is a heroin peddler or there is some reptilian conspiracy.
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antilwer]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/year-of-the-dragon-1985-michael-cimino/ on]] ''Year of the Dragon'' (1985)

->'''Matt''': Despite the fact they were '''JUST TALKING ABOUT A VAMPIRE ARMY''', [[Creator/MichelleRodriguez (Michelle) Rodriguez]] suggests they’ve “wasted enough time on fairy tales.”\\
'''Chris''': She’s pretty skeptical for someone who is the actual daughter of a vampire and literally kills monsters for a living.
-->--Chris Sims and Matt Wilson [[http://comicsalliance.com/comicsalliance-reviews-bloodrayne-2005-part-one/ on]] ''{{Film/Bloodrayne}}''

->''Oh, sorry, did we forget to mention that the most rational response in the whole movie to millions of people suddenly vanishing is definitely that guy trying to jump out of the airplane at 30,000 feet to go look for them? Nobody else seems to care much, and they certainly don't remember word one from the Bible about any of this; even the goddamn preacher who likes to get into shouting matches with the Almighty needs a fucking mail-order "[[ExpositionDump So You've Been Left Behind]]" infomercial VHS tape to figure it out.''
-->-- '''Website/SomethingAwful''' on ''Film/{{Left Behind|2000}}''

->''[="=]Several aspects of this case remain unexplained suggesting the possibility of paranormal phenomena, but I am convinced that to accept such conclusions is to abandon all hope of understanding the scientific events behind them…[="=]'' says Scully. Are you '''fucking''' kidding me? This is the story where she witnessed an alien bounty hunter metamorphosing and alien fetuses wiggling about in cocoons and all this evidence forces her to conclude that science is definitely the thing to believe in. Give me strength.
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/little-green-men-written-by-glen-morgan.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/TheXFiles'', "End Game"


[[folder:Web Video]]

->'''Kakyoin''': By the way, Polnareff.\\
'''Polnareff''': What is it?\\
'''Kakyoin''': You said he's in the world inside the mirror...but there's no world inside the mirror. This isn't fantasy or the Anime version.\\
'''[[EarlyBirdCameo Illuso]]''': Shake my hand at the Pompeii Ruins!\\
'''Polnareff''': Understood, but let's go for now!

->'''Hinagiku''': Stop ignoring me! I am totally serious about [[GroundhogDayLoop this day repeating itself!]]\\
'''Momoko''': Don't be stupid, that can't happen.\\
'''Hinagiku''': We're [[MagicalGirl magical transforming girls]] who fight devils with ''love waves'' and take orders from a ''mirror''! I think this is within the realm of possibility here!
-->-- ''WebVideo/WeddingPeachAbridged''

->'''Plinkett:''' So Count Dooku is rallying star systems to align against the Republic. They say he's just "[[VillainWithGoodPublicity a political idealist.]]"\\
'''Padme:''' I think that Count Dooku is behind it.\\
'''Plinkett:''' ''(as Mace Windu)'' Whoa-hooooooh, hold on, lil' lady! [[HeadInTheSandManagement You don't know what yer talkin' about!]] So shut your mouth, little girl..Jus' '''''SHUT YER FACE.''''' But seriously, though, Yoda's glad you're o.k. Now [[StayInTheKitchen get back in the kitchen]].
-->--'''[[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Harry S. Plinkett]]''' on ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''

->''"This is the only show I know of where apathy is a constant threat."''
-->--'''Creator/AllisonPregler''' on ''{{Series/Charmed}}''

->''"Among your team members is a super-speedster, a living bug-woman, someone with invisible armor, a clone of Franchise/{{Superman}}, and a guy who can create purple energy constructs!!! What is so unbelievable about being from the future!?!"''
-->-- '''Linkara''', ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall: The Culling, Part 1: Teen Titans Annual #1''

->''"Anyway, Mephisto, as the woman in red, explains how different cultures believe that people have 'dream selves...each living alternate lives' and et cetera, and we only encounter them when we're sleeping. ''(Reading as Spider-Man)'' 'Sorry, never believed in that sort of thing.' You believe in the Marvel Universe! Alternate realities are an established scientific '''fact''' for you people! In fact, I'm pretty sure you've '''been''' to alternate universes before!"''
-->-- '''Linkara''', ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' review of ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''

->'''[[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Burai:]]''' Are you kidding me? Who will believe such a silly story?
->'''Linkara:''' You are a 170 million year old guy who lived alongside dinosaurs before moving in with [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnomes]] and [[TheFairFolk fairies]], AND you were just exiled from the moon by an evil pop singer witch, AND you [[HenshinHero transform into a spandex clad superhero]], who [[MakeMyMonsterGrow sometimes grows giant sized]] to fight [[{{HumongousMecha}} robots!]] This is not the weirdest thing that's happened to you lately!

->"Danny being ridiculed for claiming to be the ComicBook/IronFist ''makes no sense''! This is [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse the same universe]] where [[Film/TheAvengers2012 a hole opened up in the sky, alien spoured out,]] and we were saved by [[Film/IronMan a billonaire in gravity-defying armor]], [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk a big green monster]], [[Film/{{Thor}} a guy with a magic hammer]] and [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger a dude in blue pajamas armed with a metal frisbee that always comes back]]! So, ''that'' is perfectly normal, but a guy comes to you and tells you that he's the Iron Fist, and that merits throwing him in an ''insane asylum''?!"
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheBlockbusterBuster ERod]]''''s Honest Review of ''Series/IronFist2016''


[[folder:Western Animation]]

->Pffffffft! Facts are meaningless! You can use "facts" to prove anything even ''remotely'' true!
-->--'''Homer''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ("Lisa the Skeptic")

->You're pretty close-minded for someone who can break the sound barrier in his sneakers.
-->--'''Artemis''', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''

->'''Gimmick''': No! There is no such thing as a woodsprite!\\
'''Leota''': Oh? And I suppose there's no such thing as [[CoolAirship a big bag of air]] stuck in my tree! But there it is, big as life!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin -- The Airship (book)''

->'''Bruce''': These people believe anything they can't explain is magic.\\
'''Terry''': Naturally, you don't believe in those kinda things.\\
'''Bruce''': [[SubvertedTrope Of course I do.]] I've [[SeenItAll seen it all]]. Demons, witch-boys, immortals, zombies... but this thing? I don't know, it just feels so... So high-school.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond -- Revenant''

->'''Laura Carrot''': You're a talking weed!\\
'''Rumor Weed''': I'm a talking weed, you're a talking carrot. Your point was?
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'', "Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed"

->'''Flash''': Let's see, after I caught the gorilla, he told me that...\\
'''Green Lantern''': He talked to you.\\
'''Flash''': Yeah, right after I stopped his car.\\
'''Green Lantern''': I'm supposed to believe this?\\
'''Flash''': Hey, we've both got [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter a Martian's]] phone number on our speed dial. I think I deserve the benefit of the doubt here.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague -- The Brave and the Bold, part 1''

->'''Senator Stampingston''': Dethklok has summoned a troll.\\
'''General Crozier''': That's impossible. There's no such thing as trolls.\\
'''Senator Stampingston''': Then how do you explain the dead unicorns? ''(Monitors behind him shows fields of dead Unicorns)''
-->--''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}} -- Dethtroll''

->''"I don't believe in curses! Sure, [[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012S2E23AChinatownGhostStory ancient Chinese spirits]], [[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaturtles2012S3E5DreamBeavers Dream Beavers]], interdimensional aliens... but curses? Puh-lease!"''
-->'''Casey Jones''', ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' -- "[[Recap/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012S4E24TheTaleOfTigerClaw The Tale of Tiger Claw]]"