This is a group for people in Phoenix or nearby who are interested in making new friends interested in freewheeling but focused intellectual discussion. I've just moved back to Phoenix, and I would really like to make new friends with serious intellectual interests. My plan is to have a serious topic for each discussion and to focus our talk on rational exchange. Members should be BOTH interested in making new friends and in having their current ideas stretched and challenged. If you're a new arrival in Phoenix, if you've been disappointed by the lack of intellectual interests among the people you've met, and if you are willing to engage with others beyond the level of "that's just what I think" or similar vacuous reactions to new ideas, then consider joining us for this new group. I anticipate a mix of topics: philosophy, religion, psychology, current events, history, or any other idea, discipline, or topic that seems of general interest and capable of attracting a wide range of members.