Back when I used to come on the forums a few years back, all the advice I seemed to get was don't let your science slider run below 60%. Since I have come back on here recently I have noticed that people are saying that's not a good rule. Am I to believe that you can run your science all the way down to 0% if you conquer so many cities? I am doing this in a current game and I find myself having to build research in most of my cities just to keep the science progressing along. I am trying to grow most of my cities because I just got Monarchy and my cities can handle much larger populations, so running science specialists is not the thing now, but I feel uncumfortable having dozens or even hundreds of turns between techs. I would fall hopelessly behind doing that. Even at 0% science I was still loosing a little bit of gold every turn. Is that overdoing it? I went on a massive horse archer rush and completely conquered three civs on a standard size, standard number of players Pangea map. I was hoping for an early domination win, but I am nowhere close to that. I feel like if I raze a bunch of cities the AI will jump right in there and fill that open land up with their cities on Monarch difficulty, and I will just have to conquer it again. I am currently researching Code of Laws, I am praying that getting courthouses down at all my cities will end this scarry phase of the game. Any advice about this running your slider down would be appreciated, I was a real disciple of the 60% rule before.