After deleted Statement: DFG contribution of Dieter Nuhr puts back into the grid

In the debate on the Statement by Dieter Nuhr in the framework of its campaign "For the Knowledge" has made the German research society (DFG), the previously

After deleted Statement: DFG contribution of Dieter Nuhr puts back into the grid

In the debate on the Statement by Dieter Nuhr in the framework of its campaign "For the Knowledge" has made the German research society (DFG), the previously withdrawn Audio-post of the comedian is back online and released a statement:

"The DFG regrets it explicitly, to have the Statement of Dieter Nuhr hastily from the website of the Online campaign #for the Know taken down. Mr Noor is a Person who is in the midst of our society and is committed to science and rational discourse. Even if his point may be oriented as a satirist for some irritating, so an Institution such as the DFG of the freedom of thought, on the Basis of the enlightenment, is just obliged. We have included the contribution again. The discussion of the contribution is a perfect example of the developments, the draw currently a lot of public discussions about the science of identification.“

apology not accepted

Further, the DFG stressed in its statement that it had developed in society, a debate culture "is often not the objective and a stronger Argument" count, but "more and more often rashly, and condemned" going to judged. The place of the joint Dialogue polarized and polarizing debate" from the point of view of the DFG disturbing development, which is a risk, particularly in dealing with the science kick more and more". Therefore, we wished to launch an "intensive engagement" with the debate culture around the science. We stand for diversity of opinion and freedom of expression.

Previously had rejected Dieter Nuhr is the offer of the DFG, to make his Statement again in the "annotated Form" online. He founded the newspaper "The world" to the question of why only his opinion, but not the other in the campaign Involved comments should be. Such behavior is disappointing. He also introduced the apology from the DFG, the regretted to have only not about the abrupt cancellation of his contribution informed.

ongoing Twitter discussion

the subject of the dispute is an Audio Statement of the comedians in the framework of the DFG-campaign "DFG2020 – For the Knowledge to decide". Thus, the DFG wants to wear your Belief "for free and curiosity-driven research in the society". Under the Hashtag #for the knowledge it presents, among other things, statements of persons from science, politics and society. The on 30. July of Dieter Nuhr published post, you had already on December 31. In July, the campaign website, in direct connection with an "aggressive Twitter-discussion" and "without further explanation and without prior Information to Mr. Nuhr", the DFG.

Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 08:19

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