What we're about

This is a group for those interested in intellectual conversation, learning and sharing. Topics might include scientific, social and political issues. Each meetup will focus on one topic, with everybody in the group given the opportunity to express their opinion in an informal, supportive environment. This meetup welcomes gentle, open-minded, generous folk who love rational thinking. We value rationality, compassion, generosity, curiosity, diversity and community-mindedness.

The philosophy of the group is inspired by Bertrand Russell in his essay¬†‚ÄúThe best answer to fanaticism: Liberalism‚ÄĚ:
1. Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
2. Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
3. Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed.
4. When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavour to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.
5. Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.
6. Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.
7. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
8. Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent that in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
9. Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.
10. Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool's paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.

Upcoming events (3)

Bush Tucker and The Rainforest, Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland

This is an external event, please get your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/guided-tour-bush-tucker-and-the-rainforest-roma-street-parkland-tickets-439419273877?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

### Australian native plants are not only beautiful to look at, they have been a rich source of food for indigenous Australians and provide ingredients for medicines and materials for tools.

### Join one of our experienced and knowledgeable volunteer guides on this free guided walk through the Roma Street Parkland Rainforest.

As you are guided through the Rainforest, you will learn about the incredibly diverse range of edible fruits, roots, nuts, seeds and leaves which grow naturally in the Australian bush.

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Gentle Thinkers pre-Christmas social

Riverside Green

The location is Riverside Green near the Piazza: https://southbankcorporation.com.au/places/riverside-green

Let's have a social catch-up and celebrate the year before it gets too busy for everyone before Christmas. Please bring a small dish to share with the group. If the weather is unfavourable, we can go to a bar or restaurant in South Bank as the backup option.

Christmas Breakfast at Jimmy’s on the Mall

Jimmy's On The Mall

ūüé∂ This is for you if you‚Äôre wanting a Christmas catchup. If you‚Äôre away from your family or would prefer to skip then altogether or would like to squeeze this in before a lunch commitment please rsvp and we‚Äôll see you there around 8am on Christmas morning ūüé∂

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Past Events

The Importance of Mathematics

QUT Gardens Point Campus

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