The (or a) UK Green Party has changed [its] approach to science, according to this story. (CHT Ken MacLeod.)
The changes look to me to be a mixed bag. There are some good things most notably, the Greens have backed away from the idea of having scientists be legally required to swear an Oath to the Urth! On the down side, though, theyve apparently made their peace with vivisection. (I dont think vivisection should be banned by force of law, but I certainly favour opposing it.)
But the chief change seems to be a shift from a regulate conventional medicine but not alternative medicine position to a regulate all medicine position a move in the direction of greater consistency, but an improvement in no other way.
A related story claims that alternative medicine by definition is medicine that has been proven not to work, or not been proven to work. Alternative medicine that works is called medicine an assertion that belongs in the same category as the quondam Attorney Generals apothegm you dont have many suspects who are innocent of a crime. Thats contradictory. If a person is innocent of a crime, then he is not a suspect.
Hmm, I wonder what the definition of an alternative party is.