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Conversation with Entemake Aman (阿曼) on Family, History, Education, Intelligence, and Dreams: Member, OlympIQ Society (1)

February 15, 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: February 15, 2021

Issue Publication Date: May 1, 2021

Name of Publisher: In-Sight Publishing

Frequency: Three Times Per Year

Words: 1,521

ISSN 2369-6885

Abstract

Entemake Aman (阿曼) is 26-years-old and has been admitted to the University of Science and Technology of China (QS 97) in undergraduate physics. However, his economic standing is not high at home. He claims an IQ of 180 (S.D. 15) and wants to make achievements in physics, mathematics, and computer science. He is a Member of the OlympIQ Society. He discusses: growing up; a sense of an extended self; the family background; the experience with peers; some professional certifications; the purpose of intelligence tests; high intelligence discovered; the extreme reactions to and treatment of geniuses; the greatest geniuses in history; a genius from a profoundly intelligent person; profound intelligence necessary for genius; some work experiences and jobs held; particular job path; the more important aspects of the idea of the gifted and geniuses; the God concept or gods idea; science play into the worldview; some of the tests taken and scores earned (with standard deviations); the range of the scores; ethical philosophy; social philosophy; economic philosophy; political philosophy; metaphysics; worldview-encompassing philosophical system; meaning in life; meaning; an afterlife; the mystery and transience of life; love; some ordinary aspects of the “very ordinary family”; being a Kazakh living in Xinjiang, China; the ability to speak three languages; introversion common among the gifted; challenge the world master in memory; the goal for the next 5 years; Grade 6; the need; Newton among all geniuses; imagination and creativity necessary for genius; pursuing “physics, mathematics and computer fields”; the non-use of an “IQ of 180 (SD = 15)” considered a “waste”; scientific knowledge; only believing in science; Leo Strauss’s economic philosophy; the Western philosophical system over the Eastern; an afterlife as impossible; and being in love with appearance, outlook, and character.

Keywords: Entemake Aman, intelligence, IQ, OlympIQ Society.

Conversation with Entemake Aman (阿曼) on Family, History, Education, Intelligence, and Dreams: Member, OlympIQ 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?

Entemake Aman (阿曼)[1],[2]*: I don’t have a famous family story. I live in a very ordinary family.

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

Aman: There is no story.

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

Aman: My mother is a nurse (retired) and my father is a civil servant. I am a Kazakh in China. I live in Xinjiang. My family condition is very general. I can speak Kazakh, Chinese and English. I’m trying to learn English.

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

Aman: I am more introverted, and get along with peers in general, not many friends.

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

Aman: I’m trying to challenge the memory of the world Master, and I can get it in the next five years.

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

Aman: I want to prove that I have an IQ above 180 (SD = 15). I like to use my brain.

Jacobsen: When was high intelligence discovered for you?

Aman: Grade 6 (11 years old)

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.

Aman: The reason for ridiculing genius is that most ordinary people can’t understand the idea of high intelligence. Most geniuses are introverted and lonely. The reason for worshiping genius is that their learning ability and creative ability are amazing, and they will make achievements in a certain field for many days.

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

Aman: Newton.

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

Aman: The intelligence quotient of smart people is between 120 and 150, and the intelligence quotient of genius is above 160. They all have excellent learning ability (especially in the fields of mathematics, physics and computer). Genius has more excellent imagination and creativity.

Jacobsen: Is profound intelligence necessary for genius?

Aman: Need.

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

Aman: I don’t have much work experience at the moment. I’m 26 years old. Want to go to China University of science and technology, want to study physics, mathematics and computer fields.

Jacobsen: Why pursue this particular job path?

Aman: Because I have an IQ of 180 (SD = 15), I don’t want to waste my talent and make achievements in physics, mathematics and computer.

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?

Aman: Talent can refer to music, memory, sports and so on. Genius means having excellent intelligence.

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

Aman: These myths include Adam and Eve, the struggle between Greek mythology and the God of heaven, Pangu’s creation of man by Nuwa. Scientific knowledge dispels them. Philosophy is the study of the relationship between thought, behavior and social activities. Like philosophy, religious science is independent of theology, but it is one of the important auxiliary Sciences of theology. On the one hand, philosophy once had a great influence on theology; God and human beings have all kinds of shortcomings, and God is stronger than human beings, and this power is mainly in strength.

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

Aman: I love science. I only believe in science

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

Aman: I have a score of 183 (SD = 16) in one test, and I am challenging other tests. I think I have an IQ of 181 (SD = 15), which I will prove in the future.

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.

Aman: I think my IQ is between 180 and 185 (SD = 15), and I will prove it in the future.

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

Aman: Gilbert’s Law: the signal of a job crisis is that no one talks to you about danger.

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

Aman: Fresno theorem: people have two ears but only one mouth, which means that people should listen more and speak less. The purpose of foreknowledge is to know.

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

Aman: Leo Strauss’s economic philosophy is meaningful to me.

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

Aman: Practice is the source of knowledge.

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

Aman: Causality, is there causality in everything? Is it because it has decided the outcome?

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

Aman: Western philosophy system.

Jacobsen: What provides meaning in life for you?

Aman: Think and be happy.

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

Aman: Internally generated.

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

Aman: I don’t believe in afterlife because I believe in science.

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

Aman: Life is short, so we should constantly strive for self-improvement and lifelong learning. Life is mysterious, so we should believe in science and explore hard.

Jacobsen: What is love to you? 

Aman: Love is selfless to me. I will fall in love with someone because of one’s appearance, three outlooks and character.

Jacobsen: What are some ordinary aspects of the “very ordinary family”? Why did your mother decide to become a nurse? What kind of civil servant for you father?

Aman: Mother’s salary is only 3600 yuan, father is also an ordinary occupation, their IQ is only 90 to 100. Local Taxation Bureau.

Jacobsen: What is it like being a Kazakh living in Xinjiang, China?

Aman: I feel very good.

Jacobsen: Does the ability to speak three languages help personal and professional life for you?

Aman: I am learning English.

Jacobsen: Is introversion common among the gifted?

Aman: Common.

Jacobsen: Why decide to challenge the world master in memory?

Aman: Because it’s a brain field, it’s cool.

Jacobsen: Why set the goal for the next 5 years?

Aman: I’m preparing for University of science and technology of China (undergraduate). I’m 26 years old now, and I’m a freshman at about 28 years old. When I’m free, I’ll challenge the world memory master.

Jacobsen: What happened in Grade 6 (11-years-old) with the discovery?

Aman: I like to use my brain.

Jacobsen: Why the need to provide “I have an IQ above 180 (SD = 15)”?

Aman: Because my score is above 183 (SD = 16), but I feel that my IQ is above 180 (SD = 15).

Jacobsen: Why Newton among all geniuses?

Aman: Because Newton’s contribution is great, his IQ is more than 190.

Jacobsen: Why are imagination and creativity necessary for genius?

Aman: Excellent imagination and creativity are the foundation of inspiration. Mozart, Shakespeare are geniuses.

Jacobsen: Why do you want to pursue “physics, mathematics and computer fields”?

Aman: Because physics, mathematics and computer need to use their brains more.

Jacobsen: Why is the non-use of an “IQ of 180 (SD = 15)” considered a “waste”? Are gifted people obliged to use their talents for mankind? In short, are they supposed to use them?

Aman: We should make full use of our intelligence to achieve something in a certain field.

Jacobsen: With scientific knowledge dispelling these myths of “Adam and Eve, the struggle between Greek mythology and the God of heaven, Pangu’s creation of man by Nuwa,” and so on, what does this mean for the world’s supernatural philosophies and dominant religions?

Aman: I only believe in the truth.

Jacobsen: Why do you “only believe in science”?

Aman: Because science is rigorous.

Jacobsen: What makes Leo Strauss’s economic philosophy meaningful to you?

Aman: Some of his famous sayings, you can Google.

Jacobsen: Why choose the Western philosophical system over the Eastern?

Aman: No answer.

Jacobsen: What makes an afterlife impossible as ‘you believe in science’?

Aman: I believe in science.

Jacobsen: What is important in love with appearance, outlook, and character?

Aman: Beautiful appearance and good character made me fall in love at first sight.

Appendix I: Footnotes

[1] Member, OlympIQ Society; Member, Mensa International.

[2] Individual Publication Date: February 15, 2021: http://www.in-sightjournal.com/aman-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 Entemake Aman (阿曼) on Family, History, Education, Intelligence, and Dreams: Member, OlympIQ Society (1)[Online]. February 2021; 26(A). Available from: http://www.in-sightjournal.com/aman-1.

American Psychological Association (APA, 6th Edition, 2010): Jacobsen, S.D. (2021, February 15). Conversation with Entemake Aman (阿曼) on Family, History, Education, Intelligence, and Dreams: Member, OlympIQ Society (1). Retrieved from http://www.in-sightjournal.com/aman-1.

Brazilian National Standards (ABNT): JACOBSEN, S. Conversation with Entemake Aman (阿曼) on Family, History, Education, Intelligence, and Dreams: Member, OlympIQ Society (1). In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 26.A, February. 2021. <http://www.in-sightjournal.com/aman-1>.

Chicago/Turabian, Author-Date (16th Edition): Jacobsen, Scott. 2021. Conversation with Entemake Aman (阿曼) on Family, History, Education, Intelligence, and Dreams: Member, OlympIQ Society (1).” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 26.A. http://www.in-sightjournal.com/aman-1.

Chicago/Turabian, Humanities (16th Edition): Jacobsen, Scott “Conversation with Entemake Aman (阿曼) on Family, History, Education, Intelligence, and Dreams: Member, OlympIQ Society (1).” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 26.A (February 2021). http://www.in-sightjournal.com/aman-1.

Harvard: Jacobsen, S. 2021, ‘Conversation with Entemake Aman (阿曼) on Family, History, Education, Intelligence, and Dreams: Member, OlympIQ Society (1)’In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 26.A. Available from: <http://www.in-sightjournal.com/aman-1>.

Harvard, Australian: Jacobsen, S. 2021, ‘Conversation with Entemake Aman (阿曼) on Family, History, Education, Intelligence, and Dreams: Member, OlympIQ Society (1)’In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 26.A., http://www.in-sightjournal.com/aman-1.

Modern Language Association (MLA, 7th Edition, 2009): Scott D. Jacobsen. “Conversation with Entemake Aman (阿曼) on Family, History, Education, Intelligence, and Dreams: Member, OlympIQ Society (1).” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal 26.A (2021): February. 2021. Web. <http://www.in-sightjournal.com/aman-1>.

Vancouver/ICMJE: Jacobsen S. Conversation with Entemake Aman (阿曼) on Family, History, Education, Intelligence, and Dreams: Member, OlympIQ Society (1)[Internet]. (2021, February 26(A). Available from: http://www.in-sightjournal.com/aman-1.

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