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Old 09-07-2017, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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So many of them end up in New York! Making New York seem like a "more intellectual city" at times just because of the larger and more media-dominated population.

Of course, it is hard to define a "true Bostonian" or a "true New Yorker" if people keep leaving the cities due to the rent costs.

Those who have lived in New England a long time definitely feel a stronger connection to the local colleges.

But here's something that will open up a can of worms - would Manhattan on its own be a more intellectual city than Boston?
How does a college bringing in someone for 4 years, during which the students rarely venture far off campus, somehow make the whole city so fantastically intellectual?
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:54 AM
 
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How does a college bringing in someone for 4 years, during which the students rarely venture far off campus, somehow make the whole city so fantastically intellectual?
the large research facilities are comprised of local workers.

also the hollywood perception is that harvard and m.i.t. are surrounded by brainiacs.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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the large research facilities are comprised of local workers.

also the hollywood perception is that harvard and m.i.t. are surrounded by brainiacs.
I work at one of these apparently amazing universities. I can tell you that most people are just people. More concerned with Game of Thrones than anything else.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:51 AM
 
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the large research facilities are comprised of local workers.

also the hollywood perception is that harvard and m.i.t. are surrounded by brainiacs.
and Marky Marks
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:08 PM
 
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The people of Boston certainly think so.
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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The people of Boston certainly think so.
Just ask them!
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:25 PM
 
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How does a college bringing in someone for 4 years, during which the students rarely venture far off campus, somehow make the whole city so fantastically intellectual?
It doesn't.
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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How does a college bringing in someone for 4 years, during which the students rarely venture far off campus, somehow make the whole city so fantastically intellectual?
It doesn't, but it doesn't really have to. The question isn't if Boston is completely intellectual, only if it is the most intellectual. I don't know if it's the most, but it's certainly more intellectual than places without Universities, hospitals, and other high-knowledge jobs. Boston is one of the places where intellectual people from around the country--and around the world--end up. There don't have to be that many moving here to tip the balance.
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:38 PM
 
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The people of Boston certainly think so.
That begs the question. If you consider yourself an intellectual, are you actually one? Existential, ain't it?
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Behind You!
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I'd agree that Boston is the most intellectual city in the US. The universities and the pharma, financial and tech industries that they support, define the city
That stuff is hardly specific to Boston. Many cities throughout the country have all of that and in states that are far more business and big company friendly, which equals putting that many more people into those roles.
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