Welcome to the land of Fresh Insights.

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The trouble with having a brain like mine is that I can’t let go of unexplained mysteries and logical discontinuities. Things that are observed that others ignore or push away for me remain as niggling doubts, as suggestions that we don’t understand aspects of the world as well as we should.

In this website you will find the eclectic collection of my attempts to explore and understand these mysteries and the unexplained, and details of the publications that have resulted. Some of these mysteries are about everyday life, such as why so many teachers know educational technology has a huge impact on learning while researchers continue to fail to measure this impact. Others are scientific, such as what on earth ball lightning is. And some are arcane, such as the incredibly precise cutting of very hard stone in times well before metal tools were available.

You may find the collection of diverse topics somewhat strange, but there is a connection. They are all about what we as human beings observe and how we relate these observations to what we think we have learnt about our world.

I am indebted to the many others who have written about these edges of our understanding, whose works I have read over the past 50+ years, and the many colleagues I have worked with. I hope that my attempts to add some fresh insights will aid development of understanding.