Dave at LS said that contrary to what Pirsig says, his way of
arranging the levels is not usual. The usual way of arranging them is
physical-chemical-biological-social. He didn't cite a source or I
missed it (haven't read lists actively lately), but I don't find that
In order to evaluate whether Dave's suggestion is better, I would need
to know more about the human brain. Can the human cognitive experience
distinguish between /electric/ and /chemical/ changes in the state of
the brain, at least roughly? For example, it seems plausible that
sensory experiences are electric, but even though emotions too are
electric, they can be meaningfully approximated as chemical states of
the brain, unlike sensations such as vision or pain.
If this distinction can be made, Dave could be right. In this case we
could do away with the problem in the social-intellectual distinction.
RP would provide eight additional levels for intellect, so intellect
won't become inexplicable, if we combine Dave's suggestion with RP.