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Gary P. Posner, M.D.
Tampa, Florida
E-mail: (link at bottom of page)

          

 

 
Tampa Bay Skeptics
Founder, Editor,
and
Executive Director
(1988-2013)
Skeptical Odysseys
Biographical Chapter
in Skeptical Odysseys 
 
'Face' on Mars
Cover article in
Nov/Dec 2000
Skeptical Inquirer
 

***Due Out By Mid-2023***
Contributed Chapter
on the Cash-Landrum
UFO-Radiation Case

 
Encyc. of Pseudoscience
Chapter in the
SKEPTIC Encyclopedia
of Pseudoscience
 
Psychic Sleuths
Chapter in
Psychic Sleuths 
 

Introduction

This website, as well as that of the Tampa Bay Skeptics, was started largely to help satisfy the media's demand for skeptical sources of information on paranormal and fringe-science topics. I certainly mean no offense to anyone or their beliefs.

I actually grew up believing in all sorts of paranormal phenomena, especially UFOs. It wasn't until I was in my 20s that I was introduced to the concept of "critical thinking" and began to realize that perhaps I had been misled in my youth. The story of this process of discovery is the subject of my chapter in Skeptical Odysseys.

My mind remains open to the unlikely possibility that paranormal phenomena are real after all. All I seek are the actual facts, which, as I have learned, can often be disillusioning. But I have found that the thrill of discovering the genuine wonders of the universe, as revealed by science, more than compensates.

I realize that most people hold supernatural beliefs of their own and may not be interested in opening their minds, as I did, to the possibility that they also may have been misled. And that's fine. But please consider reading Daniel Loxton's elegant essay about what he terms the "beauty . . . to be seen in skepticismís noble tradition of necessary service."

 

    "Psychic     
    detective"    
   Noreen Renier    
    My interview with    
    leading UFO skeptic    
   Philip J. Klass    
    My metamorphosis    
    from "believer"    
   to "skeptic"    
    Why I resigned from    
    Skeptical Inquirer    
   magazine    
    Prayer,    
    Medicine and    
   Alternative Med    
    Skeptical    
    commentary on    
   Climate Alarmism    
    "Face on Mars"    
    promoter    
   Richard Hoagland    

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Randolph Byrd   •   Cancel Culture   •   Cash-Landrum UFO   •   Jerome Clark   •   Climate Alarmism   •   Larry Dossey
Peter Duffie   •   Face on Mars   •   Faith Healing   •   Gulf Breeze UFOs   •   Richard Hall   •   George Hansen
"Healing Words"   •   Richard Hoagland   •   J. Allen Hynek   •   Philip J. Klass   •   Kreskin   •   Virginia Levy
Medicine   •   John Monti   •   Monty Hall Three-Door Paradox   •   Open-Mindedness   •   Past Lives   •   Peter Popoff
Prayer Studies   •   Psychic Detectives   •   Noreen Renier   •   Isadore Rosenfeld   •   The Sex Differences
Talking to the Dead   •   UFO Abductions   •   James Van Praagh   •   Weeping Icon
 
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And my non-appearance on Law & Order
by less than six degrees of separation
(as a murderer!)

 

 
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Gary P. Posner