The Book of the Living, verse 16: Civilization is to intelligence

Civilization is to groups what
intelligence is
to individuals. It is a means of
combining the
intelligence of many to achieve
group adaptation.

Civilization, like intelligence, may
serve well,
serve adequately, or fail to serve its
function. When civilization fails to
serve, it must
disintegrate unless it is acted upon
by unifying internal or external forces.

∞ = Δ