We humans doubt. Fortunately! In science, for example, 'methodological doubt' is an important instrument for getting to the bottom of things through research. To give room to justified doubt and to admit mistakes is indispensable to do good science and to gain new knowledge. But what should we do if scientifically proven facts, such as man-made climate change or the need for vaccinations in general, are doubted?
How can we distinguish a negative doubt that is closed to good arguments from a constructive doubt that takes us further? How do we know when to believe statements? When do we know what is true?
- Thea Dorn, author
- Katrin Göring-Eckardt, Member of the German Bundestag, Chairman of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen parliamentary group
- Prof. Dr. Stephan Rixen, Speaker of the Committee "Ombudsman für die Wissenschaft" and Holder of the Chair for Public Law, Social Economy and Health Law, University of Bayreuth
Date: 5 November 2019, 7 pm
Location: Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Markgrafenstraße 38, 10117 Berlin