Cosmic Qualia Science is a revolution in our most basic understanding of what constitutes science and scientific knowledge - not merely a quantum leap but a Qualia Revolution. This is not only a theoretical but a practical revolution, laying the foundation for entirely new modes of qualitative scientific research. In The Qualia Revolution Peter Wilberg not only inaugurates this scientific revolution but shows its profound implications and immediate applications in key areas of human life such as economics, education and medicine.
The Qualia Revolution begins with the recognition that the most fundamental scientific fact is not the existence of an objective physical universe, but rather our subjective experience of that universe. Yet the fact remains that not even the most advanced quantitative science can explain even the most elementary qualities of our sensory experience - our experience of redness for example.
Qualia used to be defined simply as our awareness of sensory qualities such as colour. But what if awareness is not simply a blank receptacle for sensory experiences, but has its own innate sensual qualities - qualities such as the inwardly sensed colour or tone, lightness or darkness, levity or gravity of our moods; the sensed spatiality, shape and substantiality of our bodies, or those sensed qualities of inner warmth or coolness, closeness or distance that we feel towards other human beings.
Peter Wilberg argues that it is 'Qualia' in this sense - sensual soul qualities of awareness - that are the basic stuff of which the universe is composed. Challenging the fashionable scientific and New Age dogma that Everything is Energy, he shows that it is awareness fields and their innate field-qualities - Qualia - that are the true source of energetic fields and Quanta.
Cosmic Qualia Science is a science through which the reality of the human soul is affirmed and understood as an ever-changing field-pattern of Qualia. It is a science in which matter too, is once again granted its own soul - atoms, molecules and cells being understood as the physical form taken by field-patterns and qualities of atomic, molecular and cellular awareness. Not least, it is a science in which God not only might but must have a place - as that primordial field or light of awareness that is the ultimate source of both energy and matter.