Christian is a Philosopher that comes from Belgium. What identifies him the most and above all is simplicity, for everything is better with “vanilla ice cream.” Perhaps, for this reason, his intellectual passion is criticism and irony, in the sense of trying to reveal what “hides behind the mask,” and give birth to the true. For him, ignorance and knowledge never “cross paths.” What he likes the most in his leisure time, is to go for a walk with his wife.
Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Let’s take a step back before the conversation to set a tone, as far as I know, on one of the more established high-IQ rankings, for those who care for such things deeply or have a passing interest, if you parse them, you have the highest mainstream intelligence test extrapolated score at 185+ (S.D. 15) on the WAIS or an IQ test considered, by many, the gold standard at the moment with an accepted verification on a high-IQ ranking. On the alternative tests, Rick Rosner appears to have the most consistent highest rankings on the alternative tests with a large number of scores in the 180s and 190s. The main ranking taken into account: The World Genius Directory. At one slice of time a while ago, all known were examined and presented in some publicly searchable articles. Now, Ashkenazi Jewish heritage individuals, genetically, based on research, seem to have the highest ethnic grouping score. You’re both Jewish. Jewish intellectual achievement seems markedly above the norm of most cultural groups. Intellectual output of note appears much higher on a per capita basis for Jewish heritage peoples with an emphasis on the Ashkenazim out of the Ashkenazim, Ethiopian, Mizrahim, Sephardim, and other Jewish peoples. There’s more to the reasoning. However, this seems like a sliver of the shorthand, to me, especially if you look at the highest scores on alternative tests more closely. This doesn’t negate the impressiveness of all high-scorers’ scores to members of the high-IQ communities who partake of these niche activities and the respect for all individuals by most others within the communities of the high-IQ. Most of the communities may disagree, but respect and provide dignity to one another, while despairing about the state of the high-IQ. Although, whether mainstream tests or alternative tests, there will be some overlapping and other non-overlapping caveats to claims of the highest this-or-that or scores claimed. What does a distinct score on a gold standard test mean to you?
Dr. Christian Sorensen: On the one hand, it means that said score is a fact that certainly represents a higher value than indicated, although it lacks the quantifiable certainty of its limit, and on the other hand, it is a representative-representative, that from the point of view of what a noetic consensus means, constitutes an objective reality.
Jacobsen: How does this impact relations with others in the high-IQ communities?
Sorensen: I think it has a cacophonic effect on their brains, in the sense that it sounds profane to them, and therefore disrespectful and shocking.
Jacobsen: What is the essence of Jewish intellectual life?
Sorensen: The critical spirit that suppresses the spirit of truth, and in consequence, that eclipses the faith in the name of light.
Jacobsen: Why is Jewish intellectual achievement such a per capita outlier?
Sorensen: Because they’re based on a divergent style of thinking, that is essentially unpredictable, and for this reason, escapes the norm.
Jacobsen: How do different Jewish peoples view one another – listed above, e.g., Ashkenazim, Ethiopian, Mizrahim, Sephardim, and other Jewish peoples?
Sorensen: I would say that more than how the different Jewish peoples see each other, it’s the manner in which the Ashkenazis perceive the rest, although at the same time the last prefer not to see the first ones even in paint, who evidently interpret them in a derogatory sense, and from this perspective, as intellectually inferior; matter over which their explanations attribute the cause to ethnic mixtures regarding peoples of Arab and African origin, which subsequently, are going to correlate with lower degrees of cortical thickness evolution at the level of cerebral functioning.
Jacobsen: What controversies have followed the high intelligence score for you?
Sorensen: It has led me to be the creator of the reverse attraction law, which pragmatically speaking, implies being a stone guest wherever I am.
Jacobsen: How have you been followed, studied, and treated as if a laboratory animal growing up and into the present if at all?
Sorensen: With social distancing, due to the risk for the observer of being a victim of cross contamination, caused by the effects of subliminal cognitive manipulation, that could induce on him a loss of behavioral control, and consequently, lead to an idiopathic existential crisis.
Jacobsen: How does higher intelligence help and hinder intimate relationships?
Sorensen: I would rather say that higher intelligence prevents intimate relationships, because it’s a kind of not exhilarating trait (although my wife thinks otherwise), and hinders or obstructs these, by the oversaturation of dissimilar emotional mechanisms.
Jacobsen: What peculiarities of thought come forward earlier in life for you?
Sorensen: The fixed idea around the why of why, accompanied by a feeling of loneliness.
Jacobsen: What patterns of childlike curiosity have continued into the present?
Sorensen: The feeling of being motivated more by unanswerable questions, than by unquestionable answers.
Jacobsen: One bonus question, how many languages do you know and to what proficiency in each?
Sorensen: Twelve languages, with advance level of proficiency in each of them, although I have a preference in favor of some of these, especially in regards to their logical structuring over the ones that are essentially analog. The average time it takes me to learn a spoken and written language, without classes, since I have never taken them because they bore me, and without dedicating myself exclusively to that, is two to three weeks.
Jacobsen: Thank you for the opportunity and your time, Dr. Sorensen.
Sorensen: The pleasure was mine.