I have an underlying view of life that one's existence on earth is for some purpose, which the individual has to try to discover, and to fulfil to the best of his/her ability. Cultivating an individual's interests helps to clarify and serve one's life-purpose. My life-long interest has been in African wildlife and in classical music, added to later by an interest in psychical phenomena and in mysticism. A critical view of the dogmatic materialism promoted both by current science and by current philosophy culminated in an interest in the philosophy of science. To cultivate and serve this wide range of interests became the purpose I see in my life. The biography and principal dates (under John Poynton), and the publications sections of this website attempt to convey an idea of how I have tried to fulfil this purpose. Welcome to it. The last page provides a form for contacting me.