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Old 10-06-2017, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Guess you have never heard of the Research Triangle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_Triangle

I have always thought of Boston as being a bit backward with their witch trial history.
Thinking of Salem.

But yeah Boston is certainly quite provincial historically. Only now the close mindedness has morphed into "we are more intellectual than everyone."
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:41 PM
 
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Guess you have never heard of the Research Triangle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_Triangle

I have always thought of Boston as being a bit backward with their witch trial history.
I'm guessing you don't want to go 1693 into the research triangle's history either.
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:08 PM
 
Location: New England
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Boston is the most intellectual city in Massachussets.
Um no. Cambridge.
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Old 10-06-2017, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Montreal
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Um no. Cambridge.
You would have a field day with that in England. Whuch is the most intellectual city in the UK? Oxford or Cambridge?

Better still: which Cambridge is the most intellectual: The British or American one? Lotsa lafftah!
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:28 PM
 
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Don't get me wrong. There is a lot I really like about living in the Boston area. But applying the perspective of a well-educated outsider from the South, there is a lot of pretentiousness, a lot of credentialism, and a lot of bigotry toward any other place in the US (especially the South).
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Don't get me wrong. There is a lot I really like about living in the Boston area. But applying the perspective of a well-educated outsider from the South, there is a lot of pretentiousness, a lot of credentialism, and a lot of bigotry toward any other place in the US (especially the South).
Very very true. Unambiguous contempt for the rest of the country is a pretty common thing here. Especially the south.
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:47 AM
 
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Guess you have never heard of the Research Triangle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_Triangle

I have always thought of Boston as being a bit backward with their witch trial history.
Having clients in the 'research triangle', I find it slightly underwhelming compared to top tier R&D metros such as Boston and Bay area, though the COL is certainly preferable and it's future may be bright. For the moment, however, it lacks the capital/density of the established 'hot beds'.

As for finding Boston "a bit backward" for the witch trials, that seems a bit odd. As early as 1711 the governor/state acknowledged the executed were wrongly convicted and families were compensated. Additionally, modern MA residents deride that 300 year old event as a case of hysterical zealots and certainly do not celebrate the 'bad actors'. Contrast this with the fact that in 2017 North Carolina is still holding debate as to whether Jim Crow era confederate monuments ought to be taken down .... let's just say I might have a different view on who's culturally 'backwards'.
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:55 AM
 
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Guess you have never heard of the Research Triangle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_Triangle

I have always thought of Boston as being a bit backward with their witch trial history.
How far back in the Research Triangle area are you willing to go?
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Old 11-01-2017, 02:23 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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I know it sounds both naive and pretentious, but during my travels I find myself continually underwhelmed by workers in FL, AZ, SC, GA while WA, MN, CT/MA/NH, MD, NJ workers are more or less on a similar plane.

Of course, the margins are relatively small as humans will have the same average intelligence regardless of location - it's a matter of education.
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Great more intellectual elites in your city, no thanks. I don't need their know it all attitudes.
Hey you guys...please explain to me what we're really talking about here, maybe it's both intelligence and education. I can't say that I know the answer but I think there is a difference or it's certainly not the same thing.

Is it one's mental capacity, one's education, or both?

Eta: Maybe it's just snobbery.

You Can Be Highly Intelligent Without Being Highly Educated

Two of the most intelligent people I've ever met did very poorly in school. One graduated, but just barely, and the other never finished high school. When it comes to learning anything that they don't associate with school, they learn fast… much, much faster than normal.


The difference between intelligence and education - Philosophy, Politics and Science - Asexual Visibility and Education Network
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Old 11-01-2017, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Montreal
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I had a high school buddy whose Hungarian dad was an HVAC and plumbing systems engineer. He had no degree to speak of, but designed stuff for very large buildings in Montreal. He was asked to teach at University and when someone found out he didn't have the proper credentials, shoot hoot the fan as they say... Plenty of folks don't have no degree none and ain't the worse for it.
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