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 naturalist Charles Robert Darwin, the geologist Charles Lyell and the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker are depicted in this 19th century painting. De Agostini/A.C. Cooper/Getty Images hide caption

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Koko, seen here with Penny Patterson (left) at age 4 1/2 — nearly 40 years ago — was taught sign language. June Monroe, an interpreter for the deaf at St. Luke's Church who helped teach Koko, is in the center. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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