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

Culture

Barbara King rings the "victory bell" and holds up a certificate celebrating her completion of 25 external radiation treatments. Courtesy of Charles Hogg hide caption

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Courtesy of Charles Hogg

The Cathedral Spires in the Black Hills of South Dakota are just one of innumerable formations across the planet that speak to the Earth's ancient history. K. Scott Jackson/Ohio Water Science Center/USGS hide caption

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K. Scott Jackson/Ohio Water Science Center/USGS

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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Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

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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