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

The moon is one of the most obvious natural indicators that the passing of time follows a pattern and can be tracked in a useful way. Bill McKelvie/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Pitcher R.A. Dickey of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a knuckleball against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. J. Meric/Getty Images hide caption

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In a photo released by SeaWorld San Diego, Kasatka, a killer whale who is approximately 37 years old, swims with her newborn calf in February 2013. Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego/Getty Images hide caption

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World War Z is just the latest pop-culture incarnation of the Zombie Apocalypse. Adam Frank says the zombies keep coming because they're trying to tell us something. MPC/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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A visitor walks past an exhibit in the Encyclopedic Palace. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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