Culture : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Cultural context gives science much of its meaning and importance. So we write a lot about the interplay between science and culture. Hey, its in our name.

13.7 Cosmos & Culture

Commentary On Science And Society

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To children the world is a vast experiment, a laboratory of how things interact with one another. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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If Gravity carries a clear message, it is that the universe is hostile to life. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Scientists have been known to surf. Really. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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You'll know you've gotten somewhere on the long and winding road to veganism when the greenery you see along the way starts to look seductively delicious. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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What's that worried look, Elizabeth? Could it be that there's more to BioShock Inifinite than meets the eye? Irrational Games hide caption

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Irrational Games

A salad of sunflower sprouts, grapefruit, and avocado waits to be served and eaten at a party in Washington, D.C. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images for Girl Behind The Camera hide caption

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Richard Dawkins, founder of The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, speaks at the March 2012 "Reason Rally" on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Allison Shelley/Getty Images hide caption

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A visitor takes in Anri Sala's Ravel Ravel Unravel installation in the French pavilion of the 55th Venice Biennale. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Visitors explore Robert Irwin's Scrim Veil--Black Rectangle--Natural Light during its 2013 reprise at the Whitney Museum of American Art. ©Robert Irwin/Photography ©2013 Philipp Scholz Rittermann/Courtesy of the Whitney Museum hide caption

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©Robert Irwin/Photography ©2013 Philipp Scholz Rittermann/Courtesy of the Whitney Museum