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Conversation with Masaaki Yamauchi on Japanese Background, Intelligence Tests, and Philosophy: Administrator, ESOTERIQ Society (1)

January 8, 2021

Interviewer: Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Numbering: Issue 26.A, Idea: Outliers & Outsiders (21)

Place of Publication: Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Title: In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal

Web Domain: http://www.in-sightjournal.com

Individual Publication Date: January 8, 2021

Issue Publication Date: May 1, 2021

Name of Publisher: In-Sight Publishing

Frequency: Three Times Per Year

Words: 2,990

ISSN 2369-6885

Abstract

Masaaki Yamauchi is the Administrator of ESOTERIQ Society. He discusses: growing up; an extended self; the family background; the experience with peers and schoolmates; some professional certifications; the purpose of intelligence tests; high intelligence; the geniuses of the past; the greatest geniuses in history; a genius from a profoundly intelligent person; profound intelligence necessary for genius; some work experiences and jobs; particular job path; the more important aspects of the idea of the gifted and geniuses; thoughts on the God concept or gods idea; science; some of the tests taken; the range of the scores; ethical philosophy; social philosophy; economic philosophy; political philosophy; metaphysics; worldview-encompassing philosophical; meaning in life; meaning; an afterlife; the mystery and transience of life; and love.

Keywords: administrator, background, ESOTERIQ, intelligence, IQ, Japanese, Masaaki Yamauchi.

Conversation with Masaaki Yamauchi on Japanese Background, Intelligence Tests, and Philosophy: Administrator, ESOTERIQ Society (1)

*Please see the footnotes, bibliography, and citation style listing after the interview.*

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: When you were growing up, what were some of the prominent family stories being told over time?

Masaaki Yamauchi[1],[2]*: Not in Particular. I am ignorant of my old family background. My family was just a Japanese typical home and kept a family style. My father worked for a local government in a city hall and my mother was a housewife and Bento (Japanese lunch box) seller. I really loved Bento made by her. She passed away from a heavy disease in December 2017. If I am forced to say it, the person graduating from a college of the U.S.A. was only me, even though my grades were pretty poor as a child.

Jacobsen: Have these stories helped provide a sense of an extended self or a sense of the family legacy?

Yamauchi: I love my family, but I have never thought about my family legacy. Living and being are my family legacy, itself.

Jacobsen: What was the family background, e.g., geography, culture, language, and religion or lack thereof?

Yamauchi: My hometown is not a large city, just a countryside, which has kept only some 14,000 people as the population. 90% of the area is surrounded by rice and vegetable fields. I was there until graduating from high school. Almost typical Japanese people include my family, who belong to Buddhism in a superficial manner, but I personally have never held any religious dogma. Do you think that I have a lack of loyalty to a god?

I do not believe in a god because I know it. Honestly speaking, I myself am an extraordinarily spiritual person in spite of a lack of religious dogma. Spirituality is similar to religion, but not the same. It has no founder, no scripture, just believing myself no matter what happens in life.

Jacobsen: How was the experience with peers and schoolmates as a child and an adolescent?

Yamauchi: I pretty much enjoyed video games and comic books with my schoolmates. I really hated studying, especially Math and English. My academic grades were extremely low, almost the bottom rank of all students at the elementary and junior high school. Consequently, I had to go to the lowest grade high school in my hometown. When becoming a high school student, some inspiration and revelation came down into my mind, “Go to a college in the U.S.A, to study Math.” Hence, I began studying English very hard and read more than a few hundred books about math and physics in a library.

My parents were amazed at my change. However, I really loved reading many books. After high school, I chose the University of Central Oklahoma with a Math major and a Physics minor due to the cheap tuition. It is not well known, not a high ranking university, unlike the Ivy League, just a local college, but I pretty much enjoyed the campus life. Even now, I am appreciating lots of people I met there. At that time, I knew high IQ societies there too.

After getting a bachelor of mathematics from my college, I had a plan to go to a graduate school to get a master`s degree in mathematical physics, but many unavoidable unexpected happenings fell down on my life and family. My hometown is Fukushima, the Great East Japan Earthquake happened on March 11th, 2011. My family and hometown had almost no damage, but I was so sad to know that many people passed away.

Jacobsen: What have been some professional certifications, qualifications, and trainings earned by you?

Yamauchi: No professional certifications and qualifications, except for a college degree and driver’s license.

Jacobsen: What is the purpose of intelligence tests to you?

Yamauchi: No purpose, just a statistical frequency on a normal distribution. Whatever any score above 100 or below 100 on IQ tests, it is a necessary frequency on the distribution. Let me tell you one example.

If all current people on Earth, all 8 billion individuals, take an IQ test at the same time, only one examinee of them can automatically archive either as the highest IQ195 or the lowest IQ5, respectively, because the rarities are exactly equal to 1 in 8 billion. Should we judge IQ195 scorer is smarter than IQ5 scorer?

I don’t think so.

If it does not happen to anybody subjectively, it always happens to somebody objectively in the world.

As the Esoteriq society administrator, I can profoundly guarantee that an intelligence value of IQ190 is absolutely equal to that of IQ10 because both of them occurs only 1 person in 1 billion on a symmetric normal distribution. It is nothing other than that.

Jacobsen: When was high intelligence discovered for you?

Yamauchi: Do you mean that I have high intelligence? I have never thought that I am a genius or gifted, so I do not claim I am intelligent or smart. I have never discovered my own high intelligence in all of my life yet. Just that I have continued inquiring about something interesting I like. I do not care; no matter who considers that I am an eccentric, an idiot, and a strange individual.

Jacobsen: When you think of the ways in which the geniuses of the past have either been mocked, vilified, and condemned if not killed, or praised, flattered, platformed, and revered, what seems like the reason for the extreme reactions to and treatment of geniuses? Many alive today seem camera shy  many, not all.

Yamauchi: To be frank with you, it has nothing to do with me.

What historical geniuses were misunderstood by many people is undoubtedly a fact. So what?

Do you think Thomas Edison promoted human happiness?

My answer is both yes and no, it is a fact that the electric light bulb invented by him made us live at night anytime.

However, how many people got sick with insomnia or depression owing to night work?

In terms of another view, Edison may be the most terrible serious killer in all history. All things have both advantages and disadvantages.

Consequently, the treatment of geniuses does not make sense to me, since no one knows who a genius, abnormal, killer and lunatic is.

Jacobsen: Who seem like the greatest geniuses in history to you?

Yamauchi: It must be too esoteric a question that I founded the Esoteriq society to seek the answer, so it all sounds Griq (Greek) to me!

Let me be clear, that this is a kind of joking phrase between Dr. Katsioulis and me.

Griq is a nickname of himself, so “It all sounds Griq to me” implies both “It all sounds Greek to me” as a similar pronunciation to “I scream Ice Cream!”, and includes Dr. Katsioulis himself as my greatest genius.

By the way, seriously speaking, there was not any greatest genius in my theory. I suspect that you expect some answers like historical mathematicians and scientists.

No matter what great academic performance was not achieved only by one person. For instance, Albert Einstein discovered the theory of relativity, so should we estimate he is the greatest genius in human history?

I am pretty skeptical about it. It is a fact that the theory itself was discovered almost only by himself. However, the process up to that point was created by incalculable mathematicians, physicists and all the people who ever lived on the Earth. Some one hundred billion people have ever lived on the earth at most, so far. We cannot lose even one person, no matter if any is a dictator. All people have an individual meaning to existence. So to speak, whoever is the greatest genius about something. No best player can play alone. No greatest genius can achieve alone, even if Nobel prize winners.

In my personal opinion, I was influenced by Alfred North Whitehead, his process philosophy, an organic cosmological system in a metaphysical concept.

Jacobsen: What differentiates a genius from a profoundly intelligent person?

Yamauchi: I do not regard IQ and great educational achievement as a genius or an intelligent person. An individual being able to seek and realize hope, happiness, and enjoyment anytime and anywhere no matter what happens in life is a profound genius.

Jacobsen: Is profound intelligence necessary for genius?

Yamauchi: Not necessary, but it may be important, sometimes, on a case by case basis.

Jacobsen: What have been some work experiences and jobs held by you?

Yamauchi: A math teacher in a tutoring school for several years.

Then, I have been working for several manufacturing industrial factories up to now.

Jacobsen: Why pursue this particular job path?

Yamauchi: Do you mean why I have continued the Esoteriq administrator? If so, there is no specific reason. A long time ago, I established a high IQ society for only Japanese people to spread high IQ societies in Japan, but unexpected trouble happened to me. I had no choice to abandon the continuation of the society. After a while, I had continued thinking about a high criteria IQ society like the Giga society by Paul Cooijmans. I turned several pages on a TOEFL text I used for studying abroad and discovered the word “Esoteric” on the page. Suddenly, an inspiration came down into my mind “ESOTERIQ” after QIQ, GRIQ, CIVIQ, HELLIQ and OLYMPIQ by Dr. Katsioulis.

Incidentally, EVANGELIQ also founded after it.

I call the 7 societies: the WIN seven league.

Jacobsen: What are some of the more important aspects of the idea of the gifted and geniuses? Those myths that pervade the cultures of the world. What are those myths? What truths dispel them?

Yamauchi: Generally speaking, in terms of psychometric definition, on the one hand, top 2% of people are called gifted or genius, on the other hand bottom 2% people are judged as an intellectual disability or mental retardation.

I have a different opinion about it.

If the top 2% of people are defined as a gifted person or a genius, the bottom 2% people also must be regarded as a gifted or genius because normal distribution is theoretically always a symmetry. Let me explain an easy statistical trick.

There are 1024 people in front of you.

All of them are separated into half as two groups (512 people×2).

Each half group would be playing the game of rock-paper-scissors.

The winners and losers would be separated into half as two groups again (256×2). If we repeat this again and again, a 10 times winner and 10 times loser would appear necessary.

Do the 10 times winner have more luck than the 10 times loser?

The answer is no because the probability of them is obviously the same as 2^10=1024

The luckiness of the 10 times loser is absolutely equal to that of the 10 times winner. Both of them are just an apparent frequency on a binomial distribution.

The normal distribution can be used as an approximation to the binomial distribution. Check the relationship between them.

http://mathcenter.oxford.emory.edu/site/math117/normalApproxToBinomial/

http://scipp.ucsc.edu/~haber/ph116C/NormalApprox.pdf

Everybody is a genius, has infinite potential to be a great person.

There is no moron of all humans who has ever lived on this planet.

Jacobsen: Any thoughts on the God concept or gods idea and philosophy, theology, and religion?

Yamauchi: I am not a professional philosopher or theologian.

Additionally, I do not hold any religious dogma and belief as mentioned before. However, I know the existence of a god because all of us came from unconditional love, which is the beginning of our universe.

We are copy and child of a god, this is an afterlife knowledge mentioned below.

Jacobsen: How much does science play into the worldview for you?

Yamauchi: I have never thought such things. I really have no idea.

We cannot escape from the GAFAM (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft). I use them almost every day.

Jacobsen: What have been some of the tests taken and scores earned (with standard deviations) for you?

Yamauchi: No comment. It is a privacy question and I do not regard IQ score as human value and intelligence.

Jacobsen: What is the range of the scores for you? The scores earned on alternative intelligence tests tend to produce a wide smattering of data points rather than clusters, typically.

Yamauchi: It does not make sense. I ended taking and researching IQ tests more than 15 years ago and have no intention to archive higher score anymore.

Jacobsen: What ethical philosophy makes some sense, even the most workable sense to you?

Yamauchi: Sorry, I may not catch up with the meaning of ethical philosophy. Just I have no intention of committing a crime.

Jacobsen: What social philosophy makes some sense, even the most workable sense to you?

Yamauchi: Social sensitivity is the most important factor to develop a good human relationship in any community, group, company and organization even if high IQ societies.

Jacobsen: What economic philosophy makes some sense, even the most workable sense to you?

Yamauchi: Money is energy. Don’t deposit out of fear for your future. Use everything to get a chance and change your future. Time is not money because time does not exist. Everything is an eternal now.

Jacobsen: What political philosophy makes some sense, even the most workable sense to you?

Yamauchi: I am uninterested in politics. I do not care no matter who become a president or prime minister. It is an imaginary story in another world to me.

Jacobsen: What metaphysics makes some sense to you, even the most workable sense to you?

Yamauchi: If you define metaphysics as a kind of spiritualism, all humans were born from the beginning of universe, 13.8 billion years ago.

Everything is a miracle, everything is a neutral, everything is for your future. Time will come from future to past, not past to future.

All causes occur by a reason from future, not a past event.

Jacobsen: What worldview-encompassing philosophical system makes some sense, even the most workable sense to you?

Yamauchi: You are the only one perfect existence of 8 billion people in the world. A unique sapiens in 100 billion of all humans who have ever lived on the Earth. Everybody is one in 8 billion, one in 100 billion on human history.

Jacobsen: What provides meaning in life for you?

Yamauchi: Meaning in life is to respond to an event you encounter.

An English word, “Responsibility” comes from the combination of “Response” and “Ability.”

Every event is a neutral, so you have a responsibility to respond to it with your ability. This is my meaning in life.

Jacobsen: Is meaning externally derived, internally generated, both, or something else?

Yamauchi: According to “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus” by Ludwig Wittgenstein, “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”

This question is beyond my language limit.

As following the last proposition,

I cannot speak, therefore I must be silent

Jacobsen: Do you believe in an afterlife? If so, why, and what form? If not, why not?

Yamauchi: We will never die since “Death is not an event in life, we do not experience death” on “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus” by Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Anyway, talking seriously, I do not believe in an afterlife because I know it.

“Believe” still remains doubtfulness, but there is absolutely certainness on “know.” We do not believe in the Sun because we know it!

I do not have any religious dogma or belief, but death is not actually the end of our life. This is not a metaphysical word trick. Death is just the beginning of the next life. Afterlife, past-life, and reincarnation undoubtedly exist. We can meet some important people again when we come back to this world. In terms of quantum theory, human consciousness does not come from our brain itself. Our consciousness temporarily falls within a brain, then it will move into the non-physical world when we die, then the same consciousness will be pregnant a different body someday.

Where is our consciousness while we are sleeping?

It moves to a non-physical world, which is called an afterlife world, and does not keep staying in your brain itself.

The sleeping dream is regarded as a re-synthesis of a daily memory by a hippocampus in terms of neuroscience, but the nearest world to an afterlife.

When we wake up, our consciousness comes back to your brain immediately, so we die in every day for 8 hours and come back to the same physical body to live during another 16 hours. We have yesterday`s memory because our hippocampus always keeps a bridging between past and future memory.

In my opinion, past-life-memory exists in the basal ganglia and cerebellum, which are controlled procedure memory.

Let me introduce strongly recommended books and webs about it 

“The Emperor`s New Mind” by Roger Penrose

“I am Not a Brain” by Markus Gabriel

“Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander

“Ultimate Journey” by Robert Monroe

“Afterlife knowledge Guidebook” by Bruce moen

Afterlife TV with Bob Olson: https://www.afterlifetv.com/

The Monroe Institute: https://www.monroeinstitute.org/

Jacobsen: What do you make of the mystery and transience of life?

Yamauchi: As mentioned above, everybody has each own purpose of existence, no matter when and how we die. Every metempsychosis exists at the same time in different countries and eras in terms of quantum time.

My soul copies (not biological clone) are concurrently living both past and future on this planet.

An English word, “Remember” separated into two words “Re” and “member”. You know why?

When you meet somebody somewhere, you remember past-life relationship with the person.

You remember a memory belong to the same group together a long time ago in a past-life.

“Re” and “member” stand for “again” and “meet together” respectively, so “Remember” implies “we have met already before a long time ago”; although, you meet the person for first time in all of this life.

If I die in this life, I will meet some important people again in my next life with a different body to “remember this life”.

Jacobsen: What is love to you? 

Yamauchi: The beginning and end of all things includes myself, yourself and everything itself.

Appendix I: Footnotes

[1] Administrator, ESOTERIQ Society.

[2] Individual Publication Date: January 8, 2021: http://www.in-sightjournal.com/yamauchi-1; Full Issue Publication Date: May 1, 2021: https://in-sightjournal.com/insight-issues/.

*High range testing (HRT) should be taken with honest skepticism grounded in the limited empirical development of the field at present, even in spite of honest and sincere efforts. If a higher general intelligence score, then the greater the variability in, and margin of error in, the general intelligence scores because of the greater rarity in the population.

Appendix II: Citation Style Listing

American Medical Association (AMA): Jacobsen S. Conversation with Masaaki Yamauchi on Japanese Background, Intelligence Tests, and Philosophy: Administrator, ESOTERIQ Society (1)[Online]. January 2021; 26(A). Available from:  http://www.in-sightjournal.com/yamauchi-1.

American Psychological Association (APA, 6th Edition, 2010): Jacobsen, S.D. (2021, January 1). Conversation with Masaaki Yamauchi on Japanese Background, Intelligence Tests, and Philosophy: Administrator, ESOTERIQ Society (1). Retrieved from http://www.in-sightjournal.com/yamauchi-1.

Brazilian National Standards (ABNT): JACOBSEN, S. Conversation with Masaaki Yamauchi on Japanese Background, Intelligence Tests, and Philosophy: Administrator, ESOTERIQ Society (1). In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 26.A, January. 2021. <http://www.in-sightjournal.com/yamauchi-1>.

Chicago/Turabian, Author-Date (16th Edition): Jacobsen, Scott. 2021. Conversation with Masaaki Yamauchi on Japanese Background, Intelligence Tests, and Philosophy: Administrator, ESOTERIQ Society (1).” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 26.A. http://www.in-sightjournal.com/yamauchi-1.

Chicago/Turabian, Humanities (16th Edition): Jacobsen, Scott “Conversation with Masaaki Yamauchi on Japanese Background, Intelligence Tests, and Philosophy: Administrator, ESOTERIQ Society (1).” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 26.A (January 2021). http://www.in-sightjournal.com/yamauchi-1.

Harvard: Jacobsen, S. 2021, ‘Conversation with Masaaki Yamauchi on Japanese Background, Intelligence Tests, and Philosophy: Administrator, ESOTERIQ Society (1)’In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 26.A. Available from: <http://www.in-sightjournal.com/yamauchi-1>.

Harvard, Australian: Jacobsen, S. 2021, ‘Conversation with Masaaki Yamauchi on Japanese Background, Intelligence Tests, and Philosophy: Administrator, ESOTERIQ Society (1)’In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 26.A., http://www.in-sightjournal.com/yamauchi-1.

Modern Language Association (MLA, 7th Edition, 2009): Scott D. Jacobsen. “Conversation with Masaaki Yamauchi on Japanese Background, Intelligence Tests, and Philosophy: Administrator, ESOTERIQ Society (1).” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal 26.A (2021): January. 2021. Web. <http://www.in-sightjournal.com/yamauchi-1>.

Vancouver/ICMJE: Jacobsen S. Conversation with Masaaki Yamauchi on Japanese Background, Intelligence Tests, and Philosophy: Administrator, ESOTERIQ Society (1) [Internet]. (2021, January 26(A). Available from: http://www.in-sightjournal.com/yamauchi-1.

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