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Old 05-10-2017, 06:44 AM
 
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I've mentored a handful of interns by now, and each has told me that they learned more during a semester of interning than they did in class.


If they meant they learned more job skills, then that makes sense. That is what internships are for.


My internships helped with the technical skills in working with management of the species in the field, but not the scientific rationale for that management. The latter was critical for really understanding the former fully.
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Old 05-10-2017, 06:46 AM
 
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Great discourse everyone is engaging in!

I honestly didn't expect this level of participation. Great input, information and perspectives being shared.
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Old 05-10-2017, 04:33 PM
 
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So.... websites? Sorry but Boston loses to silicon valley. Hardly a movement. Great mark zuckerberg went to college and then left very quickly to go make his empire. Bostonx? Come on.

Reddit has a founder who was from Boston. But Reddit has zero to do with Boston. Also headquarter in sf.
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the only websites i listed were facebock and reddit.

whats wrong with bostonx ?

i thought reddit was hosted at m.i.t while they were in college. didnt one of them break into a lab to steal secrets and then commit suicide after they were arrested ?
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Old 05-10-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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This topic might be too controversial for some. Lol! All my DC friends say, "Washington D.C. is the most intellectual city on this side of the Atlantic Ocean!!!" I fire back, "Hahahahaha...Well, what about Philly or New York?!" They snarkily retort, "LOL! Well, what about them?!?!" They proceed to run down all these statistics and historical references... Yadayadayayaya ying yang.

The city Boston has some very intelligent people, and institutions that produce some highly intelligent individuals, so I don't understand this obvious disrespect.

EVERY city is the most intellectual, EVERY city has the best schools, blah blah blah. The only people that say or even WORSE have pre studied a bunch of historical references and statistical data on it are obviously trying to impress THEMSELVES. Just go "oh ya? That's cool" and keep talking. Are your "DC" friends actually "DC" friends or NoVA friends? I hate that one!
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:41 PM
 
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I would say boston is the most intellectual on the east coast also.

I agree that people can be snobby here for sure when it comes to education. Not an easy place to fit in if you didnt go to college or went to a *gasp* community college.
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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What on earth is the meaning of the word intellectual in these times anyways? When I hear the word I think of Victorians in a drawing room discussing philosophy and literature. Perhaps there are remnants of that culture around Cambridge, maybe Concord, other places on the East Coast? I suppose the TedX programs that go on around here fill the bill. Seems the phrase is outdated.
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:17 PM
 
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What on earth is the meaning of the word intellectual in these times anyways? When I hear the word I think of Victorians in a drawing room discussing philosophy and literature. Perhaps there are remnants of that culture around Cambridge, maybe Concord, other places on the East Coast? I suppose the TedX programs that go on around here fill the bill. Seems the phrase is outdated.

Are TED Talks the new intellectualism?
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Old 05-12-2017, 03:21 PM
 
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Are TED Talks the new intellectualism?
Perhaps or perhaps trying to be.
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:47 AM
 
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Hahahahahahahaha....

Tedx talks is an interesting platform! At times, I think they do get somethings correct; while other times they can be quite trite and corny. I have some major problems with some of their positions on who and what should be discussed. I smell the stench of scientific and social elitism with Tedx at times.


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Perhaps or perhaps trying to be.
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:49 AM
 
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I wouldn't say so!


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Are TED Talks the new intellectualism?
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