Sir Charles Lyell
"The notion that science operates apart from culture by a universal method that yields truth according to canons of observation and experimentation is a myth that has been carefully nurtured by scientists themselves. Science operates, as does all creative thought, within a cultural context that influences all practitioners in various subtle and unacknowledged ways."
 –  Stephen Jay Gould, CATASTROPHES AND EARTH HISTORY, p. 27.
See Is the Earth Young or Old?