I have a question. Does Scholars in Residence affect spy stealing rate? The spies stealing rate has an interesting formula, and the way it works has into account the costs of technologies and how fast the targeted civ can get enough science to get that tech. I am wondering if having passed Scholars in Residence, an interesting side effect would be to also speed up the rate at which spies can steal. If so, then Scholars in Residence + Industrial Espionage from Autocracy can be an interesting combo in games where for some reason you were left behind in techs a bit. The reason I ask this question is because I am unsure if the game uses original tech cost for spy stealing rate, or the adjusted cost that is based on how many civs have discovered the tech + scholars in residence, if it is passed.