Is science more like a pyramid, or a sun-dappled patch of ground? Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Can Science Explain Everything? December 17, 2013 We turn to science for answers about a lot of things. But its grand theories about life, the universe and everything should be seen for what they are: more tools to think about the big questions than answers in-and-of themselves. That's the word from astrophysicist and commentator Adam Frank.