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- Type of Great Person: Scientist
- Tech Required: Literacy
Players have an interesting choice before them when a Great Scientist appears in their city: use the Scientist to immediately complete whatever tech they may be researching at the time or have the Scientist settle in their city and provide a substantial bonus to Science production in that city!
Confucius was a Chinese philosopher who lived during the fourth century BC. In The Analects, Confucius preaches self-discipline, filial piety and humility, and that one must promote the interests of others over one's own interests. Confucianism has remained a major religion/philosophy throughout Asian history.
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The rise of Qin Shi Huang, China's first Emperor, was a low point for Confucianism. Huang, believing Confucian beliefs to have a destabilizing effect on his newly unified kingdom, had the works of the great Chinese scholar burned and hundreds of followers of Confucius executed.
Confucius was likely the first person to enunciate the Golden Rule: "What you do not wish upon yourself, extend not to others."