Does war promote or prevent scientific progress

The Greens promote science as the foundation of evidence-based politics and a democratic culture of debate

Resolution from the digital party congress on November 14th, 2020:

The Greens distinguish themselves as a party through their commitment to the value of science and through their efforts to promote science as the basis of rational, evidence-based politics.

Our society has never been as strongly shaped as it is today in all areas of life by science and technology, their findings and products. In order to be able to use scientific knowledge as the basis of our work, our self-critical and testing handling of opinions and assumptions, in the context of value-based political action, citizens need broad access to the specifics of scientific research. Because the conversation between science and society is important, not only to reflect the state of research on action-relevant questions, but also to convey the testing handling of assumptions. Only in this way can it be conveyed in everyday life of scientific progress and its use in political debates that a conflict of different theses does not question scientific nature, but rather reflects the will to systematically review and develop robust theories that make up science. So that scientific disputes do not shake the belief in the solidity of scientific statements, an understanding of the struggle for solid knowledge and of different degrees of robustness of scientific statements must be conveyed - from the first hypotheses to be tested to systematically verified and correspondingly consolidated knowledge. Scientificity is characterized by the will and the methodology of self and external examination.

The endeavor to achieve evidence-based politics and rational political disputes, in which the struggle for the best possible decision is in the foreground, builds on a test access to knowledge and must therefore also be supported by early access to such research-based learning and its consistent embedding in the School lessons are encouraged in all schools. A lively dialogue between science and citizens must also be promoted.

Green politics is characterized by the endeavor to establish scientific foundations for your own policy-making, for the recognition of scientific work as a constant review of your own theses and assumptions and the value of constant self-examination for a democratic culture of debate that also listens to other opinions and for reviewing one's own approaches takes seriously. Green politics advocates the dialogue between science and politics and a corresponding investment in broad access to scientific education and research-based learning.

Green policy builds on evidence-based policy making. This needs a scientific basis and is characterized by a corresponding examination of its own assumptions and open dialogue. Green politics therefore relies on science as the basis and basic value of its own understanding of democracy.

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