Benchmark 1C The Nature of Science: The Scientific Enterprise
Grades 9-12, page 19

Modern science is based on traditions of thought that came together in Europe about 500 years ago. People from all cultures now contribute to that tradition.

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History and Nature of Science: Historical perspectives 
Grades 9-12, page 201 
In history, diverse cultures have contributed scientific knowledge and technologic inventions. Modern science began to evolve rapidly in Europe several hundred years ago. During the last two centuries, it has contributed significantly to the industrialization of Western and non-Western cultures. However, other, non-European cultures have developed scientific ideas and solved human problems through technology.