I get your point however, we don’t hate Ross because he is intelligent, we hate him because he’s a…
Jamie Lynn Burkett

That may be true in the layer seasons, but not in the early ones. Which is consistent with the authors point.

Remember for example when Ross is excitedly talking about A. I. with his friends. He was genuinely excited to share.

Heck even late in the show when everyone goes to his dinosaur conference. It was like they were allergic to learning something!