... or is science not given enough credit? I'm a scientist and not a warmonger, and it really annoys me that I get nothing for it. One of the most successful strategies is to research (next to) nothing, fight like crazy, and trade science like mad. That is sooo cheap! One of my wishes for civ3 was that scoring should be biased more towards what you have accomplished rather than how big empire you have. One example of that would be extra score for every advance you were first to discover. Another wish I have is that there should be an option to turn off science trading. In both cases you are more properly rewarded for creaming some cash into science. Am I the only one who would love such features?