Talk:Melanin theory

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What? What is this? I don't... what? Someone please enlighten me as what this is. You cannot convert light to sound using your skin. Nor does it conduct electricity. Just... TyrannisAn Iron, but caring, fist 22:40, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

My bad; I didn't clarify that they believe the amount of melanin in the skin correlates to amount of melanin in the rest of the body (i.e. neuromelanin in the brain, allowing for faster information processing); they don't claim that light is converted to sound with the skin, necessarily. Stilldeciding (talk) 04:07, 6 November 2010 (UTC)


Actually Melanin can conduct electricity, do it being a semiconductor.Ankhael (talk) 02:13, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Bullshit. Cosmikdebris (talk) 02:25, 18 April 2020 (UTC)
I don't see how that's bullshit. Melanin is in fact a semiconductor. It's been proven that hydrated melanin and melanin with other metals can conduct electricity.Ankhael (talk) 02:34, 18 April 2020 (UTC)
Here are some studies published on melanin conductivity in electricity. (talk) 02:41, 18 April 2020 (UTC)
@Cosmikdebris Is there a reason why you reverted the edits? I have referencesAnkhael (talk) 11:33, 20 April 2020 (UTC)
Your edit did not add anything of substance to the article, and I think that you have misinterpreted what is in the source that you cite. "Melanin is most known for its semiconductive properties" is not really a valid statement. Cosmikdebris (talk) 15:34, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Dry Melanin Superconductor[edit]

Actually in contrast melanin has been look at as a superconductor. For what purpose I dont know but, there was a paper study published in 1977 titled ""Discontinuous magnetic field effects (Barkhausen noise) in nucleic acids as evidence for room temperature organic superconduction."". And in this paper they describe hydrated nucleic acids and dry melanin maybe show superconducting regions at room temperature. They was able to come to this conclusion using something similar to Barkhausen Noise, a technique originally created to determine how some metals react to magnetic fields. It seems to me that they use a similar technique to determine type 2 superconductors. And apparently nucleic acids and melanin passed the test. Maybe it is this paper that idea of melanin being a superconductor came from. This finding doesn't determine any opinion on melanin in humans or any lifeforms, however it certainly interesting. If you want to read the study here's the link. — Unsigned, by: Ankhael / talk / contribs

No Reason For Reverted Edits[edit]

I see no one has provided an actual reason why they are constantly reverting my edits. I am simply adding factual information regarding a specific subject in the article, with a reference point that any reader can go to check out what is being stated. However I see that some users on this wiki, write articles to fit their narrative regardless of the fact, hince why I haven't gotten any valid reason for the reverted edits, and ultimately block from adding it back. I'm new here to this wiki and chosen this article to start with because of the sensitivity around the subject. I chosen a controversial fact back up by a medical finding published in a repeatable Journal in contrast to specific claim in the article, to see How "Rational" will the users who wrote this article be to a specific finding that supports such ridiculous claim about a trait that dominates in a specific race in contrast to others? Interesting how this is called "Rationalwiki". I understand though, I mean its only natural for humans to be the only species on the planet to be insecure about themselves and the way the look and treat eachother. I should stop it right here with getting to political on a wiki which now a days are opinionated forums instead of being informative. You don't have to worry about me making edits again, I can't be part of this wiki community. Plus I don't know why I even believe that someone would let the edit stay in that article, most of the users share personal similar views, looking at their pages. Anyways good luck with Wiki.Ankhael (talk) 01:44, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Read this, cuck. スプリギーナ (話) (貢献) @ 01:54, 21 April 2020 (UTC)
Since you obviously didn't read my comment above, I'll enter it again, this time in boldface so you might actually read it:
"Your edit did not add anything of substance to the article, and I think that you have misinterpreted what is in the source that you cite. "Melanin is most known for its semiconductive properties" is not really a valid statement."
--Cosmikdebris (talk) 01:55, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

@Cosmikdebris You could have said my statement wasn't valid earlier. And yes "melanin is most known for its semiconductive properties" I put "most" because other studies question the complete nature of melanin being a amorphous semiconductor in the way they originally thought. And Why don't you reference what I misinterpret about the source. I would gladly go over word for word. And I clearly added that this finding doesn't confirm that melanin behaves that way in humans, nor does it confirm "superpowers".Ankhael (talk) 05:30, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

Expansion of this article[edit]

I feel that this article needs to be expanded a little more. Particularly on how many black supremacist circles have tried to use this racist theory to explain white supremacy and justify their bigotry towards white people and others. Many Black supremacist circles often quote Dr.Cress Welsing and her “theory” from her book the Isis Papers claiming white supremacy is the result of white people fearing genetic annihilation and therefore adopted a savage barbaric warrior mentality of exploitation, stealing, and conquering to overcompensate for lack of melanin. Needless to say this is nothing more than a bullshit racialist theory but I am a little alarmed of how much this tries to gain legitimacy in the black community. I also believe that there needs to be a RW article on Dr.Cress Welsing herself as she is the main proponent behind this theory. Many do not know that most of her books and theories just regurgitate discredited racialist theories and white nationalist talking points. She was a psychiatrist and professor at Howard University who was eventually fired for her wacky theories on race and racism. However, some of her bullshit is very influential in the black community with Hip-hop group Public Enemy quoting some of her work on their album “Fear of a Black Planet” and even influencing other cranks such Tariq Nasheed and Umar Johnson.SensaurC-137 (talk) 05:12, 22 January 2021 (UTC)