Scientific Method (Civ4)

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Scientific Method - 2400 Beaker
Scientific Method

A technology introduced in Vanilla
Required techs Printing Press & (Chemistry or Astronomy)
Leads to Communism (with Liberalism)
Physics (with Astronomy)
Biology (with Chemistry)
Units enabled None
Buildings enabled None
Era Industrial

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
-Galileo Galilei


Scientific Method reveals the Oil resource and allows construction of the Forest Preserve improvement. It makes the Great Library, the Parthenon, the Temple of Artemis and Monasteries obsolete.

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Mankind has always pursued an understanding of the universe that surrounds them. The scientific method lays down the blueprints for transmuting a theory into scientific law. The first step is to identify a process or phenomenon and begin to gather information about it. From this data, the scientist forms a hypothesis about the workings of the process observed. He or she then proceeds to run a series of experiments to gather additional information that substantiates or disproves their theory. If the theory can co-exist with the findings, it can then be called a scientific law. This is not to say that it cannot be disproved, as many such laws have become false as technology and new ideas are brought to bear.

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