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All Group Reviews

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Wonderful 

    Connie L. on Jun 18, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Always exciting & interesting discussion. Fabulous leaders! Love this group! My favorite from all the meetups. Looking forward to happy hour in a couple weeks. 

    Charlotte W. on Jun 11, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I'm eager to participate. While I am a physician, I am a news junkie and read WSJ, nytimes Barrons, the Economist and the Washington Post daily. I'd love the opportunity to listen to what and how others are reacting to world events ny 

    Judy A. on Jun 10, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Glad to be part of the group! 

    max b. on May 30, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     a good opportunity to share ideas! very stimulating 

    susan on May 26, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Exceptionalism - I have never met a person that I couldn't find something exceptional about them. The generosity of the American spirit is exceptional to me. I worked with a young man from Germany who loved America. I asked him about the difference in the two countries. He told me: "In Germany if you lose your job it is the end of the world and the person moans and groans for years after. In America when someone loses their job they go out and get another one." In my pride in my country the can-do spirit is exceptional. (Jan worked for Seimans and he had to go back to Germany after 3 years.) 

    Jean S. on May 2, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Excellent... 

    Frank R. on Apr 30, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     good people interested in hearing what others say while offering really good comments - an intellectual pleasure. 

    Diann B. on Apr 24, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     this was my first meeting, and the idea of getting together and as a group thinking about different issues is very appealing and stimulating 

    Brigitte B. on Apr 10, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I like it , we have good talking . 

    Lee A. on Apr 3, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     The Greatest! Really fine group of serious minded people. 

    Paul L. on Mar 31, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     never know what you will enjoy/learn next 

    carol.vorch on Mar 30, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     My first time, hoping to make a non happy hour event/meeting 

    Darryl on Feb 20, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I arrived at 5:25; this was my 1st meetup. I expected a moderator, an agenda of topics, and a mechanism for introducing a "newbie" like myself to the group. Instead I found a structureless cocktail party of strangers. Seeing no point in hanging around, I was gone by 5:30. Very disappointing. 

    George on Feb 17, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     It's enlightening. 

    Amy on Feb 7, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Every time I have attended I've enjoyed myself Immensely. 

    jamesferrares on Feb 7, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Lots of good ideas on a great range of topics. 

    John S. J. on Jan 31, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     A place for good intellectual conversation 

    ellen s p. on Jan 10, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Wonderful, awesome! 

    Barbara K. on Jan 9, 2016.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Very good. 

    Tom S. on Dec 13, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     We are always looking for new discussion leaders! Please contact one of the organizers for more information on getting started, and/or come to our January 3rd session at the Philadelphia Free Library. 

    GPTS S. on Dec 11, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     So far, so good. 

    Irwin G. on Dec 5, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I like this group and their subjects. This Meetup really gets you thinking about topics you usually don't have deep conversations about. 

    Donna on Nov 15, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     This was my first event and am looking forward to others.Unfortunately,10:30@ 16th &Arch is difficult for me, but Iwill come again. 

    joycecam01 on Nov 15, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     A necessity for those wishing to deepen their understanding or learn about new concepts, often from those that actually have real life experience with the topic being discussed. 

    Vanessa S. on Nov 1, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     my first event but I enjoyed and will be back for more 

    Nicole N. on Oct 19, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Engaging 

    Beth S. on Oct 11, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Terrific! 

    Patty on Oct 4, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Lovely group of intelligent and engaging folks 

    Nicole B. on Sep 21, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Where else can you find groups talking about and sharing their thoughts on such a wide variety of interesting topics? 

    Bill M. on Aug 31, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Well run! 

    Naomi B. on Aug 16, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Great leadership! It was exciting to see so many view points presented and respected. 

    Zane S. on Aug 10, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     constantly impressed by the people participating, and the willingness to share clear open dialogue 

    Greg G. on Aug 8, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Very informed and interesting people are members. 

    Jo Ann T on Jul 19, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     The discussion group I need. 

    John K. on Jun 14, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Thought provoking and respectful conversation on important topics. Bright and interesting people I look forward to meeting again. 

    Ann on Apr 26, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Great. 

    Sandy B. on Mar 23, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     There are a lot of good conversation points. 

    Apurv K. on Feb 1, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I felt at home with the members 

    Lou on Jan 5, 2015.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Great people and great topics .... Get's ya thinking 

    Dave on Dec 28, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     See comment above . . . :-) 

    Chuck B. on Dec 13, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Terrific experience! 

    Sidney on Nov 22, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Members express their ideas passionately. 

    Nancy on Nov 22, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     My first time there. I will definitely come to future meetings. 

    Jane on Nov 22, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     This was my first meeting and I found it to be very thought-provoking and informative. Thank you, Andrea, for leading this meeting and for all of your intellectual insights. 

    Sylvia on Nov 15, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Still liked the original name better with Ben Franklin Thinking Society 

    Jeff W on Oct 18, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Great. Good people. Great concept. Fantastic topics. Seems to be especially well run - with meetups every week and a regular membership that participates. Satisfies my need for a forum for BIG IDEAS. 

    Regis on Oct 14, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Really enjoy this group!! Always a brain expanding experience!:> 

    Andrea on Oct 14, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     An excellent forum to discuss concepts, books and ideas. Thanks, C.J.! 

    Margaret on Oct 14, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     This was my first meeting and I am so excited to attend more. 

    Celeste G. on Oct 10, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Really enjoy it. 

    Laura B. on Oct 5, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Wonderful! 

    Mike C on Sep 8, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I am looking forward to meeting and discussing very timely and relevant topics 

    frank g. on Aug 7, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     awesome! 

    EK315 on Aug 3, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     It is a friendly welcoming interesting group. 

    Adam on Aug 2, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Great. 

    Lynne on Jul 13, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I enjoyed it alot. I enjoyed talking with everyone. 

    Eric on Jun 14, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     a great group of thoughtful and passionate intellectuals 

    Jennifer A. on May 31, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Four Stars plus 

    James F. on May 31, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     A refreshing change from what I am used to in Public Education. 

    pam b. on May 31, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     This seemed better than the few other meeting I've attended, and a lot better than most other meetup meetings 

    David S. on May 4, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Alot of very intelligent people with different views on this troubling topic. 

    Peter J. on Apr 28, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Very good! 

    Jim on Apr 28, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Great very informative, diversity 

    van w. on Apr 27, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I'm glad I went. 

    Ralph C on Mar 18, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Always interesting 

    Ginger on Mar 16, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     What an amazing group of thinkers, my brain is still churning!! 

    cathy on Feb 28, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Great forum for like minded individuals to share ideas! 

    Edward on Feb 3, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I love that people are exploring ideas. Id go to more but it is hard to get a reservation. 

    MARY O. on Jan 25, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     So far so good - hopefully my qualifications will hold up. 

    Charles N. on Jan 10, 2014.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     great! I look forward to future meetups. 

    Deborah K. on Dec 1, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Excellent!! I really enjoyed everyone' oompany and input. The discussion was great. 

    Luanne on Nov 16, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I almost missed the discussion today and I'm so glad I didn't. A really great group of smart, thoughtful people. Can't wait to do it again! 

    Valerie on Nov 3, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     This was my initial visit with the group and am looking forward to many more. 

    Bill L. on Oct 27, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I waited forever to get into a meet up and I enjoyed it 

    Ahngelique D. on Oct 21, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Very interesting group that always offers thought-provoking discussions. 

    Vickie M. F. on Oct 10, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Great! I wish I could get in more often! 

    Ed B. on Aug 31, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I am finding the discussions very stimulating, enjoying hearing and learning from others' perspectives, and getting to know everyone in the group. 

    Janet H. on Aug 4, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     the group is non threatening to a non thinker. I noticed after the first hour, people were more relaxed. Everyone was able to express themselves in a comfortable environment. No one was critical of an opinion. CJ was open to what everyone had to say and was an excellent group leader. And kept things at a good pace 

    Marie on Aug 4, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Everything you could want in a great meetup discussion - really thoughtful points and perspectives brought up by different people, no one hogging the podium, C.J.'s always thorough notes - they really serve as a great guide and yet he's always ready to use them flexibly. 

    Mici on Jul 15, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     This was my first Meetup meeting EVER! So. . . my rating so far is the same as my Romance and Money rating. 

    Peter on Jul 7, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Very delightful, intellectual and friendly people . 

    Jyoti M. on Jun 9, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I enjoyed the host of this topic and many of the comments. Some of the comments were interesting. A few were disturbing, but that's what a book club is about 

    Laya C. on May 18, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Always terrific. 

    Christine on May 12, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Fantastic 

    Leah H. on May 7, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Awesome. 

    Steve P. on Apr 22, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Lively, thought-provoking and respectful discussion. 

    Amy on Mar 3, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I appreciated conversing with folks working from varied perspectives and levels of expertise. I've been somewhat deprived of intellectual stimulation so look forward o checking out another meeting. 

    sharcohn on Feb 17, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     As they say in Yiddish---"Nu?!" 

    Louis S. on Feb 11, 2013.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I look forward to attending more meetings. Very friendly group. I learned a lot. 

    Bob B. on Dec 24, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     A fun group of people, great intellectual stimultaion. 

    John Oliver M. on Dec 16, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     very accommodating, well organized, no complaints. 

    erik michael y. on Dec 4, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     good meet up and smart folks 

    brenda k. on Oct 29, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     This was my first meetup but I felt very positive. 

    Lee D. on Oct 21, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     This was a great experience. 

    L. Y. on Sep 23, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     A good effort to raise the quality of the dialogue on these contentious issues. things like this are thankless endeavors, so I say thank you to all the presnted and worked to make it happen. 

    Tom M. on Sep 17, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     First event - seems like a good group. 

    Steve C. on Sep 16, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     First meeting so impressions are limited. However I was impressed by free exchange of ideas and general civility of group. Everyone seemed to have thought out their positions/ideas and presented them well. I was very impressed by the way in which everyone who had something to say was recognized and given a chance to speak. Very good process here. 

    Will B. on Jul 2, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Very good. 

    Steve C. on Jun 18, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Vibrant. 

    Mike H on Jun 18, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Excellent. 

    Michael T. on Jun 18, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Wonderful, there should be more groups like these. 

    Daniel H. on Jun 11, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     LIke it! 

    Judy on Apr 30, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I think the BFTS rocks. 

    Jessica L. on Apr 2, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I was delighted that the individuals come from diverse professional and intellectual backgrounds and that they seem to be really interested what others had do say. 

    Sandy C. on Jan 11, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I think it is a very worthwhile society that stimulates thought and discussion. I also learned information since the topic was closely related to science, and my skills in science are a little rusty. However, I did have opportunities to contribute to the discussion, and people felt my input was relevant. 

    Edie S. on Jan 9, 2012.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I think the thinking society is a great place to discuss ideas and learn about new things. 

    Tee C. on Dec 6, 2011.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     The quality of the meetings varies with the participants but overall I think this is a pretty good group. 

    Martin C. on Dec 5, 2011.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Courageous! Please continue to hold these kids of debates/dialogues on the hard issues of the day. 

    Michiko on Sep 19, 2011.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Always interesting. 

    Marilyn on Feb 7, 2011.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Great group of people with lots of interesting discussion topics 

    Brian B. on Jan 24, 2011.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     fabulous 

    Michael R. T. on Dec 15, 2010.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Great idea! Look forward to more. 

    Tara on Dec 13, 2010.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Interesting discussion with a variety of viewpoints represented and respected. Excellent group of thinkers! 

    Kathy on Dec 12, 2010.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Happy that a group like this exists - a great place to find smart people to socialize with. 

    Gary on Sep 15, 2010.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     it is an interesting group of intellectuals 

    emily on Oct 1, 2010.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Open minded, thoughtful, and fun; neither stuck up nor apologetic... exactly what I was looking for. 

    Felix on Aug 6, 2010.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Ben would approve. A great discussion group! 

    Andrew on Jun 20, 2010.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Very well organized. I will definitely try to make the next one. 

    Dave R. on Jul 19, 2010.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Anyone who likes friendly, spirited debates would feel at home in this group. 

    Kristen on Jan 10, 2010.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     This meetup has interesting topics and discussions. 

    Janet on May 23, 2010.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     If you're interested in good discussion about real topics, this is the Meetup for you. 

    Robb L. on Oct 25, 2009.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Great group of people and intelligent conversations. I highly recommend joining this group. 

    Bobby M. on Oct 11, 2009.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     good solid conversation 

    Marlene on Sep 15, 2009.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Intelligent people. Provocative discussions. 

    Joseph on Jun 18, 2009.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     I loved this particular topic and I think that the people in the group are intelligent and very open. I would need a couple more meet ups to be able to give a proper rating of the group though. 

    Marco on Mar 22, 2009.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     Great group, engaging and intelligent discussions. 

    George on Feb 11, 2008.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     This is my first experience joining a social group and I couldn't imagine anything better. There was a variety of opinions which were discussed without the raising of voices and/or the reducing to generalizations. To see an even broader range of opinions discussed with the same level of civility would be a truly great Sunday morning. 

    joseph on Dec 9, 2007.

  • Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society

     It has great discussions. 

    Michael T. on Oct 14, 2010.

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