Date: Sun May 09 2004 - 02:59:02 BST
--- David Buchanan <DBuchanan@ClassicalRadio.org> escribió:
> The May discussion topic is: What is a level?
> each level is a separate and
> discrete stage of development
> and yet each of these steps is dependent on the
> advances achieved by the
> previous step. So a level is a stage, a step, a
> phase of evolution. And of
> course this kind of evolutionary development is not
> limited to the
> biological level, but includes all the known
> universe, from dirt to divinity
> as Wilber would put it, including us.
I tend to perceive that Pirsig sees the division of
static quality into four levels as the most
Would you agree that a unicellular preferring a
particular kind of environment instead of one that is
potentially harmful (Pirsig's example) should be
categorised in the same static level of quality as a
human baby that cries so loud that parents are coaxed
into doing something about it, therefore removing the
"low quality" from the babies environment, the
biological? One may be inclined to think that the baby
is on the next level, the social, but is that so, even
if it is hunger that provokes her crying?
That these two examples have similarities is beyond
question, I would say, but, What about the difference
If I understand it right, communication between levels
never happens and even if it were tried, it is not
possible. Is communication possible between a human
(baby or not) and a unicellular being?
I sense there is something wrong in this line of
reasoning, who can help me find what it is?
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