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

President Barack Obama speaks during the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, on Sept. 24, 2016. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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From left, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Taraji P. Henson accept the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture for Hidden Figures at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 29 in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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Actors Will Smith and Naomie Harris pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Collateral Beauty in London on Dec. 15, 2016. Joel Ryan/Invision/AP hide caption

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A tourist photographs a historic landmark plaque, on March 13, 2010, in front of the Grassy Knoll and beside the former Texas School Book Depository Building in Dealey Plaza where the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy took place in Dallas, Texas. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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