educational and scientific organization devoted to the critical examination of paranormal and fringe-science claims, and the dissemination of factual information about such claims.
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.
We encourage those who wish to help further the cause of skepticism to join TBS! For more information, please see our Meetup site.
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.
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).