Biology (Civ4)

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Biology (Civ4)

A technology introduced in Vanilla
Required techs Chemistry & Scientific Method
Leads to Ecology (with Fission or Plastics)
Medicine (with Optics)
Refrigeration (with Electricity)
Units enabled None
Buildings enabled None
Era Industrial
  • Farms do not require access to fresh water
  • Enables building farms without irrigation
  • Makes farms produce +1 food

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive but the one most responsive to change."
-Charles Darwin


Biology allows your Workers to build Farms without irrigation as well as the National Park national wonder. It increases the food production of all Farms by 1.

Civilopedia EntryEdit

Biology is the study of living organisms, and it has been around since man began to think. The biology technology specifically refers to the study of bacteria, viruses and cells that became possible once the first powerful microscopes were invented.

The benefits to humanity from this research are incalculable. The basic knowledge of how germs spread and the importance of cleanliness has saved untold millions of lives, inside of hospitals and out. Antibiotics, such as penicillin, have saved countless more, as have vaccinations. This study of biology has also led to increased food production, as ways are learned to create better and more disease-resistant plants and livestock.

Great strides continue to be made in biology. The study of genetics alone has the potential to do great things for mankind...or to destroy it, if the new technology is not used with the respect and caution it deserves.


The quote for this technology is a truncated version of a quote from Darwin's The Origin of Species: "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change."

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