“ I had just joined this group in an attempt to meet people with whom I might share in the ideal form of the subject matter. I received, instead, the most rude, thoughtless, and heartless message in my inbox as my welcome. I have never felt so saddened and so deeply unwelcome anywhere in this entire life. I don't think I will be attending any meet ups in real life. But, I will still support those of you who have joined/created the group for a true and genuine open forum for a meeting and sharing of the minds. Many blessings on all of you and on your journeys and adventures. ”
— SeveÁine on Mar 4, 2015.
“ A great way to meet interesting people with astute minds! ”
— Gary S on Sep 13, 2014.
“ It is great and I plan on going to future events. ”
— Tony on Sep 12, 2014.
“ I really enjoy the bantering, opinions, and thought provoking discussions. ”
— Larry on Mar 12, 2014.
“ Awesome. Great to see and hear others who care about real thinking and willing to share with the rest of us. ”
— Kathy M. on Feb 22, 2014.
“ Great group of beautiful minds! ”
— TB on Sep 15, 2013.
“ Fun. Got a bit sidetracked at times but its all kinds of good... ”
— JasonC on Jun 10, 2013.
“ An interesting group. ”
— Dave L. on Jan 28, 2013.
“ i loved the group, and everyone was so willing to share. johnathan did a great job as moderator. ”
— karen j. on Jun 20, 2012.
“ I've attended several of these meetings and it is always a lively discussion with smart and well informed people. ”
— Eric on Jun 8, 2012.
“ i have to say I was so impressed. This group has a range of talented individuals with a wide background of highly intelligent individuals. ”
— Dale on Oct 6, 2011.
“ Very interesting. I am looking forward to future meetings. ”
— Wayne J. on Sep 1, 2011.
“ I have been to one meetup thus far, it was really enlightening to be audience to and interact with some intensely unique viewpoints. ”
— Brad on May 30, 2011.
“ to join a large group discussing a wide topic and all of it's diparite paths, similtaneously. ”
— john h. on Apr 3, 2011.
“ It's is nice to be with people like like serious and interesting conversation. ”
— Anne W. on Apr 3, 2011.
“ great people, excellent discussions, whats not to like? ”
— daniel on Jan 7, 2011.
“ Always exciting, with lots of ideas. ”
— Jonathan on Jun 23, 2010.
“ Interesting perspectives by group members. Lots of ideas and interesting to observe behavior in group setting ”
— Debbie on Apr 27, 2010.
“ Come to debate a topic and challenge yourself to change your viewpoint or enhance your understanding of a presently held philosophy. Come not to talk about the theoretical but how you incorporate your philosophy into your life. ”
— Steve & B. on Feb 12, 2010.
“ Really enjoyed this group. Intelligent conversations, well-prepared agenda. Everyone is able to be heard - respect is the norm. People come from all walks of life. Check this group out! ”
— Kristy on Jul 21, 2009.
“ I've rarely met a more eclectic group of thoughtful and fun people! An interesting and always lively mix of perspectives and contributions. ”
— jessica H. on Mar 23, 2009.
“ Good group of people, diverse perspectives. ”
— Jeff M. on Apr 10, 2008.
“ hurry..you must speed up to meet up!!! ”
— carol on Nov 13, 2006.
“ I was expecting more an exchange of ideas where people try to learn from one another, and thus arrive at a "new", broader understanding of the theme. I felt people were more interested in hearing themselves talk and "winning" arguments or impressing each other with their Knowledge than really trying to listen and learn from each other. Maybe too much testosterone in the group? ”
— Solita on May 7, 2014.
“ I think it was great but it has room for improvement. I agree with Steve that we might be better served if we each developed a thesis and also for the moderator to provide more guidance and structure about what specifically is being discussed. Give definitions and make sure we all understand the definitions. And make the question being discussed more specific. ”
— Maribel T. on Nov 21, 2010.
“ Stimulating and thoughtful discussion by all! You do not have to be an expert philosopher to feel like one at these events! ”
— Steve on Jun 23, 2010.
“ Only those who like to think logically and are broad-minded enough to discuss a variety of subjects. ”
— CHUCK N. on May 25, 2010.
“ the more people the more ideas and thoughts can be shared. Although too many people, and the topic can be "side-lined" by his/her thoughts. ”
— robert8414 on Jan 13, 2010.
“ A good group with a lot of lively discussions. ”
— Jack on Jul 7, 2009.
“ Looking forward to more discussions... ”
— Maj on Jan 16, 2008.
“ Each meeting improves my Socratic problem solving ability, my outlook on life, and the depth of my friendships. Thank you to everyone who participates. ”
— David W. on Jul 23, 2008.
“ THIS is how you run a meetup group! This group has well-defined meetings scheduled in advance, an active moderator, regular reports on the result of the meetup. All thanks to David. ”
— Tom on Feb 12, 2009.