Tampa Bay Skeptics

skeptic (n): a person who searches for truth through questioning and reasoning


Founded in 1988 by Gary P. Posner, M.D., Tampa Bay Skeptics is a nonprofit
educational and scientific organization devoted to the critical examination of paranormal and fringe-science claims, and the dissemination of factual information about such claims.
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TBS's $1,000 Challenge

Whenever possible, TBS attempts to put claims to the test. Since 1989 we have had a standing $1,000 Challenge available to anyone able to provide TBS with verifiable scientific proof of any paranormal phenomenon. No one has yet succeeded, but we remain open-minded (though highly skeptical) and desirous of subjecting testable paranormal claims to objective scrutiny. Should anyone ever succeed in a test for TBS, we will arrange for a test by the James Randi Educational Foundation for its $1,000,000 Challenge.

Membership in TBS

We encourage those who wish to help further the cause of skepticism to join TBS!

See here for the truth . . .

in response to the malicious lies contained in this 8/8/08 Tampa Bay Times (formerly St. Petersburg Times) article about TBS.

Also Note:

Gary Posner's website contains additional related material of interest, including many of his published articles not posted here, and a consolidated listing of available articles on "psychic detective" Noreen Renier. He has also posted the story of his metamorphosis from "believer" to "skeptic," which comprises a chapter in the book Skeptical Odysseys: Personal Accounts by the World's Leading Paranormal Inquirers (Prometheus Books, 2001).