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Books of Science are a set of rare artifacts that can be found throughout the Spore galaxy. Like all other sets of rares and artifacts, they are randomly scattered, meaning that there is generally no way of knowing or predicting where they will end up in any specific game.

The Books of Science, despite their name, are actually scrolls. They revolve around (unsurprisingly) science, the scientific method, and the philosophy of science. They are followed by Scientists across the galaxy and as such they will pay double the price listed. The combined value of the Books of Science is $450,000. However, if the player have all of them in the cargo hold at the same time, the set will be sold for $4,500,000 instead. These artifacts will have a higher selling price if it is a philosophic Empire. (meaning that the Empire favors Scientific Beliefs).

Book of Science Pt. 1 Edit

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Part 1.

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What do you believe? And how much are you willing to risk on that belief? Would you risk your existence, and the existence of your species, on a hunch? A whim? The word of a prophet a thousand years dead?

- Book of Science Pt. 1

Value: $45,000


Book of Science Pt. 2 Edit

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Part 2.

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The survival of a species is about managing risk. The more you know about the universe, and the more you know about yourself and your own capabilities, the better you can calculate the risk yourself.

- Book of Science Pt. 2

Value: $45,000


Book of Science Pt. 3 Edit

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Part 3

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Knowledge can be obtained through a process of investigation, observation, the gathering of empirical data, reason, hypothesis, and the testing of the hypothesis.

- Book of Science Pt. 3

Value: $45,000


Book of Science Pt. 4 Edit

Anything else is a guess. You might be good at guessing- but one wrong guess, at any time, can doom your species.

- Book of Science Pt. 4

Value: $45,000


Book of Science Pt. 5 Edit

Was it prophets and mystics who gave us electricity, antibiotics, modern signatation, aerospace science, and digital timepieces? No. It was those who proceeded rationally, building on the work of others to create new wonders.

- Book of Science Pt. 5

Value: $45,000



Book of Science Pt. 6 Edit

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Part 6.

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That is why we proceed only from what we know, and why we constantly test what we believe to be true. We are rigorous with the truth, and ruthless.

- Book of Science Pt. 6

Value: $45,000


Book of Science Pt. 7 Edit

The universe is no place for amateurs. Learn all you can, abolish your prejudices, and then act.

- Book of Science Pt. 7

Value: $45,000


Book of Science Pt. 8 Edit

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Part 8.

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The Grox are an experiment that has not yet run its course.

- Book of Science Pt. 8

Value: $45,000


Book of Science Pt. 9 Edit

The Grox are a machine race that guard the center of the galaxy against all life-forms. It is not known whether their ultimate objective is to prevent us from breaking in, or to prevent something else from breaking out.

- Book of Science Pt. 9

Value: $45,000


Book of Science Pt. 10 Edit

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Some of our theoreticians suggest that the motivation for the Grox's actions may lie in the difference between machines and organic life, though there seems to be no way to test this hypothesis.

- Book of Science Pt. 10

Value: $45,000



Trivia Edit

  • The mention of digital timepieces in Pt. 5 is a reference to the beginning of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, where humans are said to be "so primitive they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea."


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