Views or opinions expressed in the pages of this site do not necessarily represent the views of the maintainers of this site.
In our experience people who are more brilliant and incisive than the rest also more likely to have serious fallibilities.
Amongst people who share our concerns about the material limits of the Earth and the threats posed by runaway population growth may be found all kinds of people who may hold other views which we do not believe are supported by the evidence. These may include religious fundamentalist views, beliefs in seemingly implausible conspiracies and even beliefs in UFO's. Some may hold views which many may find offensive. These may include white supremacy, sexism, homophobia, or the existence a world Jewish conspiracy.
However, just as in a previous era Ezra Pound's support for Italian Fascism did not devalue the worth of his poetry, otherwise mistaken views of people who want to act to against the peril of overpopulation and resource shortages, do not devalue the worth of those convictions.
Conversely, many who are brilliant critics of the dysfunction, injustice and gross inequity and of today's globalised world economy have a poor grasp of the limits of our planet's biosphere and, accordingly, fail to take a stance against population growth and uncontrolled immigration.
It is possible that some who are motivated to want to contribute to this site may hold views which we consider to be not backed up by the evidence. If you are one such person, you are still welcome to contribute to this site as long as you keep off this site views which are not related to the core purpose of this site, particularly views which others are likely to find offensive.
The paragraphs, below, are also published in the brief story "Advertising on candobetter" of 15 Sep 2010.
As of from 15 September 2010 candobetter.org began to allow some advertising links. We have no intention of allowing any such advertising to affect what we publish. Indeed the reason that we qualify for advertising is that our policy of printing real news and opinion, pitched at a wide variety of reading levels, including highly educated, means that, world wide, we attract a comparatively large and growing readership that doesn't find much satisfaction elsewhere.
We intend to try to choose advertising links which may actually be useful or of interest to many our readers - such as links to booksellers which they might usually look for anyway on major search engines. Our foremost reason for allowing some advertising was so that the time and skills used in the content management of the site could be counted as part of the owner and administrator's professional experience, since so many years have now been spent maintaining the site and paying (via income earned in other fields) for server space. It is an unfortunate but unavoidable component of Australia's legal system that work done with no potential earnings structure counts for little or nothing on a CV. so that the continued maintenance of a site without any earnings potential actually erodes the owner's career potential.
James Sinnamon is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.