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Conversation with Justin Duplantis on Advanced Certifications in Dad-ology: Lifetime Member, Triple Nine Society (7)

2022-08-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interviewer: Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Numbering: Issue 30.A, Idea: Outliers & Outsiders (25)

Place of Publication: Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Title: In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal

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

Individual Publication Date: August 15, 2022

Issue Publication Date: September 1, 2022

Name of Publisher: In-Sight Publishing

Frequency: Three Times Per Year

Words: 879

ISSN 2369-6885

Abstract

Justin Duplantis works in computational biology and will complete his MBA specializing in data analytics this month. A lifetime member of the Triple Nine Society, he served as an Executive Committee member and Editor of their journal, Vidya. He is a father of two profoundly gifted boys, whom joined him in Mensa membership at the ages of two and three. Justin has interests in high IQ communities, intelligence, and intelligence research, as measured by IQ tests. Beyond that, he is a former professional billiards player and was playing in Israel in the Israeli Elite Hockey League (IEHL). He discusses: Israel; education; worst dad joke; best dad joke; statistical extrapolation; culture; No Child Left Behind; T.N.S.; valuable memories; the preciousness of time; cancer treatment; graduate degree; and above 3 S.D. range.

Keywords: cancer treatment, child, dad, Director of Business Development, Evangelos Katsioulis, Hebrew, Israeli Elite Hockey League, Justin Duplantis, No Child Left Behind, T.N.S., The Bioinformatics CRO, Inc.

Conversation with Justin Duplantis on Advanced Certifications in Dad-ology: Lifetime Member, Triple Nine Society (7)

*Please see the references, footnotes, and citations, after the interview, respectively.*

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: When did you move to Israel? Do you speak Hebrew?

Justin Duplantis[1],[2]*: I was only living there temporarily while playing in the Israeli Elite Hockey League. I do not speak Hebrew and have since returned stateside.

Jacobsen: One S.D. on either side of the normal curve sounds too tight. Are you sure? Let’s say moving 1.5 to 2 S.D. on either side of the normal distribution, what happens in education, to teachers and to students?

Duplantis: I agree that this is too tight and wish that was not the case. In a perfect world, there would be delineations between average, gifted, and profoundly gifted. Given the poor funding for basic giftedness, this is surely pie in the sky.

Jacobsen: What’s your worst dad joke – high on the Eye Roll Richter Scale (ERRS)?

Duplantis: Figured I should create one that is IQ related, so how about: “Your child is neurotypical? That’s so mean.”

Jacobsen: What’s your best dad joke – even higher on the ERRS?

Duplantis: He didn’t steel anything he’s a copper.

Jacobsen: How do their, your boys’, similarly endowed intellects approach problems in different ways? Also, when do these comparisons in I.Q.s become increasingly hard to distinguish to the point of insignificance, because there are, probably, about 100 or so other high-I.Q. societies than T.N.S. claiming I.Q.s above 200 S.D. 15. Everyone’s aware of these. What makes statistical extrapolation techniques of I.Q.s past 140 or 160 legitimate and illegitimate, by the way, e.g., from the S-B or the W.A.I.S.?

Duplantis: My boys are incredibly different. One is extremely outgoing and mirrors the behaviors of the neurotypical child, although he is profoundly gifted. My eldest, on the other hand, has the typical characteristic high IQ personality. Luckily I share that affliction so am able to empathize with his idiosyncratic behaviors. My boys are within one SD of each other so the differences are negligible. This is especially true given their interests and strengths are quite different. Measuring IQ beyond five SD is quite difficult and agree that I am unsure the accuracy of such examinations.

Jacobsen: Is Israel a helpful culture and society for encouraging intellectual development of boisterous and silly boys?

Duplantis: N/A. I traveled there alone.

Jacobsen: Now, with No Child Left Behind, was this emphasizing standardized intelligence test scores, or proxies, or tests for things like grades, etc.?

Duplantis: Standardized test scores.

Jacobsen: Are vacancies still available for volunteers within the T.N.S. community for the Executive Committee?

Duplantis: They are no longer. The vacancies have been filled.

Jacobsen: What are the most valuable memories with your boys now?

Duplantis: My eldest son went through treatment for brain cancer last year. Although it was a very tough time, there were many moments where the three of were able to come together and have fun times. My goal was to make the treatment process a fun one. It certainly worked! Each time we have to return to the hospital for scans, every three months, they get excited about going on “vacation”.

Jacobsen: I read these statements about the preciousness of time, from some, including some prominent members of the high-I.Q. communities, e.g., Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis. Yet, this principle of the value of time might best be counterbalanced with non-forcefulness. In that, a friend had her sister die. Her father became immensely focused on the Eternal Gratitude of Now. To her, my friend, this seemed pathological, even occasionally intolerable. I feel for her, of course, you know. How can individuals who might treasure every moment to the detriment of truly living in the moment on their life’s path pull back and take note of the impact on others? A sense of valuing life’s moments without emphasizing some effervescent, explosive Now of incredible import.

Duplantis: I feel this deeply. My son’s journey is what motivated me to go to Israel. It gave me the “you only live once” mentality. With that said, it is all about the way in which you present things. I do not regularly express why I have a sudden desire to travel, which could inadvertently pressure others. I simply “do me”.

Jacobsen: How is your son now, given cancer treatment? How is your wife? How is your other son? How are you?

Duplantis: My son that went through treatment is doing superb. He had his one year scans last month and they were clear. My youngest is oblivious. I have relatively no emotions, so am just happy it is over for all of our sakes, but especially for his. My wife struggles significantly from time to time. She still has flashbacks and fears of a recurrence. We are going to a retreat, which will have occurred by the time this is published. Hoping hearing from other parents will be of comfort.

Jacobsen: How will this graduate degree help with the enrichment of your children on a personal level? Data Analytics and Business can seem removed from daddy daycare.

Duplantis: Not sure it will aid in that fashion, but as the Director of Business Development for The Bioinformatics CRO, Inc., which I have served as for nearly two years, it will be quite helpful.

Jacobsen: What are the “commonality of characteristics [that] shine through most” at the above 3 S.D. range?

Duplantis: Neuroses (joking, not joking).

Footnotes

[1] Member, CIVIQ Society.

[2] Individual Publication Date: August 8, 2022: http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/duplantis-7; Full Issue Publication Date: September 1, 2022: 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.

Citations

American Medical Association (AMA): Jacobsen S. Conversation with Justin Duplantis on Advanced Certifications in Dad-ology: Lifetime Member, Triple Nine Society (7)[Online]. August 2022; 30(A). Available from: http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/duplantis-7.

American Psychological Association (APA, 6th Edition, 2010): Jacobsen, S.D. (2022, August 15). Conversation with Justin Duplantis on Advanced Certifications in Dad-ology: Lifetime Member, Triple Nine Society (7). Retrieved from http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/duplantis-7.

Brazilian National Standards (ABNT): JACOBSEN, S. Conversation with Justin Duplantis on Advanced Certifications in Dad-ology: Lifetime Member, Triple Nine Society (7). In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 30.A, August. 2022. <http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/duplantis-7>.

Chicago/Turabian, Author-Date (16th Edition): Jacobsen, Scott. 2022. “Conversation with Justin Duplantis on Advanced Certifications in Dad-ology: Lifetime Member, Triple Nine Society (7).” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 30.A. http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/duplantis-7.

Chicago/Turabian, Humanities (16th Edition): Jacobsen, Scott “Conversation with Justin Duplantis on Advanced Certifications in Dad-ology: Lifetime Member, Triple Nine Society (7).” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 30.A (August 2022). http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/duplantis-7.

Harvard: Jacobsen, S. 2022, ‘Conversation with Justin Duplantis on Advanced Certifications in Dad-ology: Lifetime Member, Triple Nine Society (7)’In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 30.A. Available from: <http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/duplantis-7>.

Harvard, Australian: Jacobsen, S. 2022, ‘Conversation with Justin Duplantis on Advanced Certifications in Dad-ology: Lifetime Member, Triple Nine Society (7)’In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 30.A., http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/duplantis-7.

Modern Language Association (MLA, 7th Edition, 2009): Scott D. Jacobsen. “Conversation with Justin Duplantis on Advanced Certifications in Dad-ology: Lifetime Member, Triple Nine Society (7).” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal 30.A (2022): August. 2022. Web. <http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/duplantis-7>.

Vancouver/ICMJE: Jacobsen S. Conversation with Justin Duplantis on Advanced Certifications in Dad-ology: Lifetime Member, Triple Nine Society (7)[Internet]. (2022, August 30(A). Available from: http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/duplantis-7.

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