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originally posted by: Ectoplasm8
These "discoveries" have been circulating for two decades. A&S Research was founded by Dr. Leir and is not a reliable unbiased scientific source. The labs listed have provided no supporting scientific data to back up Leir's alien implant claims.
Part of the process of a new scientific discovery begins with publishing those results in refereed journals so they can be scrutinized and questioned by others in the community. This includes providing data and their sources to back up those claims. Because of the enormity of the extraterrestrial claim, physical evidence would be required to be freely available and undergo stringent testing by scientists and labs with no bias.
Leir avoids scientific scrutiny and goes the route of the public to make his discoveries known. He did this because he knew his evidence would not stand up to the standards of science. His alternative is to go for the gullible and naive that are easily swayed, impressed, and don't require scientific confirmation.
Penn & Teller: Bull#! revealed that in 1999, Leir was found guilty of having committed "repeated acts of negligence" by the California Board of Podriatic Medicine, serving 3 years of probation.
Both Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Glenn Pfeffer and Skeptical investigator Joe Nickell explained that the "implants" are ordinary objects such as pieces of metal or shards of glass that become lodged in tissue similar to splinters. Other "implants" are simply a collection of fat cells that become disconnected (which are harmless). Nickell said that Leir's associate, Derrel Sims, supposedly refused to cooperate when asked to provide a forensic medical institute with specimens or photos for analysis