Reality? Of a kind. iStockphoto.com hide caption toggle caption iStockphoto.com 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Modern Science And Our Sense Of Wonder June 12, 2013 Science is often accused of extinguishing our enchantment with the world, of being too cold and rational. Quite the opposite is true, says Marcelo Gleiser. Modern science has restored a sense of wonder to the world with its revelations of objects unseen and realities unknown.