"Aw, do you really think that low entropy beings don't engage in cynicism and sarcasm? I don't mean mean-spirited humor, because of course they wouldn't go there. But you know, irony humor -- or is that different from cynical/sarcastic humor. I kind of see your point, with reluctance. I'm going to have to do quite a bit of work before I'll feel comfortable in that setting, I guess. This PMR sure can sully one's being eh? :D"
It depends on how cynicism and sarcasm are defined. I'm considering the standard definitions:
cynicism: An attitude of scornful or jaded negativity, especially a general distrust of the integrity or professed motives of others
sarcasm: A form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language and is intended to make its victim the butt of contempt or ridicule.
As you say, "they wouldn't go there" - or would they? If if the humor is motivated by the right things; why not? I was focused on the attitude which often generates cynicism and sarcasm and you were not, so we're not really referring to the same thing, are we? If the ego-driven aspect of cynicism and sarcasm is removed, I have to concede possibility of their use by low-entropy beings. So, don't assume anything about the nature of humor in NPMR, yet.
"I'm thinking that there are high entropy types in NPMR who are very interested in seeing and assisting in perpetuating the spread of religious dogma amongst the PMR denizens. I'm fairly confident, in fact, that that is where it all originates. "
There could be. My questions were mostly rhetorical. Since I know you aren't very far into MBT, I wanted to give you some food for thought and this looked like a fine opportunity. Since I haven't heard Tom's C2C interview, I do not know to what degree he defined NPMR; however, you will run across more than one NPMR concept in MBT and I was priming the pump for when you reach those concepts.
Religious dogma will find fertile ground in the minds of high-entropy consciousnesses - precisely the same folks who are unlikely to be able to experience NPMR. Likewise, high-entropy beings would be limited in capability in other xMR. The laws of consciousness of the same in every xMR frame (if I can sloppily borrow from Einstein). So, the question is - what is the relationship between PMR and NPMR? And is any xMR a preferred xMR, all other things being equal? What is the basis for measurement when considering operational potential of an individuated unit of consciousness? I have no doubt that high-entropy beings would be interested in spreading their dogma to everyone, but that low-entropy beings are less likely to accept it.
Thanks for your post, daka, you've me quite a bit to think about as well. I've enjoyed reading your posts immensely.