Blog - Understanding Reality

Believing is Not Seeing

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 10, 2017 • 28 Comments

(I had hoped to do a blog post now about the 2017 AREI Symposium, but I’d like to include a link for 2018 and that website isn’t quite ready. Please watch this space!!) Many of those who contact me will ask me what I “believe” about this or that. Some of those wrestling with the... Read More

Finding God

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 07, 2017 • 26 Comments

I often see Internet arguments about whether God exists and what God is, as if life’s most important questions were matters of taste to be debated. In fact, we do know a great deal now about the core creative force, and it is indeed extraordinary; but the more we learn, the more we see that... Read More

Science vs. Religion

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 04, 2017 • 15 Comments

I often urge my audiences to subscribe to Scientific American. When I add that it’s really a humor magazine, the room will generally erupt in laughter so most people don’t hear my explanation of why I find the magazine so amusing. Scientific American actually is funny, but in a tragic sort of way: more and... Read More

Cargo Cult Science at Harvard

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 24, 2016 • 18 Comments

In the last century there were isolated tribes on remote Pacific islands that tried to keep the bounty of Western goods coming by building wooden replicas of cargo planes. They maintained their jungle runways, and when explorers later visited these islands they were dumbfounded to find that a whole system of pseudo-religious beliefs had grown... Read More

We Live in a Matrix

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 27, 2016 • 17 Comments

The greatest scientist in the history of the world was Max Planck. He won the 1918 Nobel Prize in physics as the father of quantum mechanics, but that was not his greatest achievement. The most important thing Dr. Planck ever did was to demonstrate based on quantum principles that human consciousness is primary and it... Read More

Resisting Enlightenment

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 09, 2016 • 33 Comments

The reason why all of humankind is not already  certain that our minds are eternal rests on two inconvenient facts: Each of us cultivates a worldview upon which we build a personal identity. So to be asked past the age of maybe forty to take our worldview down to base and accept a different understanding... Read More

What if Everyone Knew the Truth?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 06, 2016 • 32 Comments

The fact that our two most trusted institutions still keep us ignorant of the nature of reality and of our own eternal natures is the source of every one of our problems. From poverty and criminality through hatred, oppression, war and greed, all the fear-based evils that plague us stem from this odd alliance between... Read More

The Wrong End of the Microscope

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 26, 2016 • 22 Comments

Watching research scientists continue to express their certainty about materialism when they have to know the dogma is wrong would be amusing if it were not so pathetic. They realize their profession is floundering. But it is their profession, after all, and they have families to feed and retirements to fund! So they continue to... Read More

Slavery and Abortion

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 08, 2016 • 47 Comments

I must apologize. I have been cowardly about saying this for far too long. Friends have insisted to me that I can’t talk about abortion because I will lose the respect of the very people I want most to help; but this post is just like all the other posts here. There are truths being... Read More

It’s an Avatar

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 23, 2016 • 22 Comments

One of the things I love about public speaking is that so often people will remind me that they find some things hard to understand. I can lose track of how mind-bending some of these concepts are! And no matter how carefully I might write, if people’s minds are catching on something that seems so... Read More