To define culture is not the task simplest. Its diversity of concepts evokes diverse interests. It can be studied by the anthropology, sociology, history, and even for sciences of the health. Each area studies its culture in accordance with its approach. (CANEDO, 2009). When if it studies the semantics of the word sees that its root comes of the Latin colors, that it has as meanings to inhabit, to cultivate, to protect. The studies of Langdon and Wilk (2010) define culture as a set of elements that measured and characterize any physical or mental activity, that is not determined by biology, and that it is shared by the different members of a social group.
It includes values, symbols, practical norms and. Chau (1995) calls the attention for the necessity if widening the culture concept. The author affirms that all the individuals and groups are cultural citizens. The incorporeal cultural patrimony passes to be valued. The verbal tradition, the ways to make, the customs, the popular beliefs and manifestations assume place of it has detached. In this meantime, one becomes necessary the differentiation between scientific knowing and popular knowing. The necessity to know is inherent to the man since when it started to give importance to the understanding of the world to improve its relation with the world to its return.
Science appeared as solucionadora of problems, as practical alive, dynamic, innovative, systematic, rational and objective to reveal the evidence of the facts. (VASCONCELLOS; CORRA, 2010) the same authors consider that so that a knowledge is considered scientific it must rest in solid and safe bases, being capable to guarantee absolute certezas and doubtless truths.