Tidewater Science & Reason (TS&R) was founded in 2001 in Norfolk, VA and moved to Meetup in 2014.  The group consists of both scientists and non-scientists alike, who are dedicated to promoting genuine science, the scientific method, rational thinking, and the use of genuine logic and reason.  We meet at least once a month for dinner and drinks, frequently with a speaker on a scientific topic. 

Some topics we've discussed in the past:

    • The Higgs Boson

    • Anthropogenic Global Warming

    • Sunspots and Their Effect on the Earth's Climate

    • Color Vision and Color Blindness

    • Epidemiology

    • Veterinary Care at the Zoo 

As you can see, we have a wide variety of interests.  If you're interested in the open discourse of real science and reason, and you live in the Tidewater, VA** area, you are welcome to participate!  Please join us!


** Tidewater, also known as Hampton Roads, consists of the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, and Williamsburg.  Several counties in southeastern Virginia and the Peninsula also call themselves Tidewater.  If you're in southeast Virginia, or even northeastern North Carolina, and feel you're within driving distance of our meetings, then you're our kind of people!  We'd love for you to join.

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Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 7:00 PM

    Dinner Meeting with the Higgs Boson

    21 Critical Thinkers | 5.00

    The Higgs Boson -- now we've found it, what do we do with it? Dr. Marc Sher will be our guest speaker and discuss the importance of the Higgs Boson discovery, and what... Learn more
  • April 23 · 7:00 PM

    Monthly Dinner Meeting

    13 Critical Thinkers | 5.00

    We don't have a speaker, but ....  Dinner and drinks are great ways to relax at the end of a working day but still stimulate our minds.  Join us as we explore the... Learn more
  • March 26 · 7:00 PM

    Dinner Followed by Medieval Medicine

    28 Critical Thinkers | 5.00

    Medieval Medicine.  Our speaker will be Bert Heller, who will talk to us about Pre-Elizabethan medicine, from Roman times through the Renaissance.  Medicine in those... Learn more
  • March 14 · 9:00 AM

    Pi Day Breakfast

    14 Critical Thinkers | 5.00 | 5 Photos

    That's right, we're having breakfast.  Pi Day happens once a century on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 AM (following the sequence of pi ... [masked] etc.)  Join us as we have... Learn more
  • February 12 · 6:30 PM

    Darwin Day Dinner

    19 Critical Thinkers | 5.00

    Charles Darwin's Birthday and a Book Exchange.  We're meeting two weeks earlier than usual in order to celebrate the birthday of the man who changed our perception of... Learn more
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