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Intellectual Integrity
Intellectual Integrity (SMAC)
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Short quote Do not mistake wishes for truth
Rank Explore 3
Requisites Ethical Calculus
Doctrine: Loyalty
Leads to Cyberethics
Planetary Economics
Base Facilities None
Secret Projects The Citizens' Defense Force
Unit Advances Non-Lethal Methods
High Morale

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"Man's unfailing capacity to believe what he prefers to be true rather than what the evidence shows to be likely and possible has always astounded me. We long for a caring Universe which will save us from our childish mistakes, and in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary we will pin all our hopes on the slimmest of doubts. God has not been proven not to exist, therefore he must exist."
– Academician Prokhor Zakharov, "For I Have Tasted the Fruit"

The search for Intellectual Integrity arises from questions posed by Ethical Calculus and Doctrine: Loyalty. According to this philosophy, valid wisdom comes merely from asking questions unburdened by prejudices. Only by shedding those pre-conceived notions can we achieve the clarity of undistorted knowledge.

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