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


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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