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Sheldon becomes insecure over his intelligence because of a smarter 15-year-old prodigy Dennis Kim.  Losing faith in his own research, he annoys his colleagues by criticizing their work.  He decides his work is useless and he aims for the Nobel Peace Prize by creating a "Nuevo Jerusalem" for the Jewish people to create peace in the Middle East.

The guys become sick of Sheldon's craziness and decide to try and take Dennis out of the picture by distracting him with girls.  At his welcome party, their plan works when he leaves with a 15 year old girl for the mall.  Excited, Sheldon returns to his old work.  The rest of the boys are excited to have Sheldon back but are confused at how Dennis can get girls and they can't.

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The Big Bang Theory Season 1 Episode 12 Quotes

Sheldon: Here's the problem with teleportation.
Leonard: Lay it on me.
Sheldon: Assuming a device could be invented, which would identify the quantum state of matter of an individual in one location and transmit that pattern to a distant location for reassembly. You would not have actually transported the individual, you would have destroyed him in one location and recreated him in another.
Leonard: How about that.
Sheldon: Personally, I would never use a transporter because the original Sheldon would have to be dissintegrated in order to create a new Sheldon.
Leonard: Would the new Sheldon be in any way an improvement on the old Sheldon?
Sheldon: No, he would be exactly the same.
Leonard: That is a problem

If we were in India this would be simpler. Five minutes with her dad, 20 goats and a laptop, and it would be done

Raj [on approaching a girl]