Assuming that we have the raging barbarians setting on, is progress necessarily better than authority? The general consensus seems that progress is more or less the better choice in most games. However, if we have raging barbarians, and choose to wage war with on civ after another, I think the yields from authority (culture and science for destroying enemy units) is also considerable. The food and gold you get from expanding borders also seems to help a lot. What do people think on this issue? My hypothesis is that authority dominates progress/tradition assuming that you have constant enemy units to slaughter.