Melanin Scholarly Articles
Update: Since we first began documenting facts about melanin the number of scholarly articles has increased. In
two three years’ time the number has increased by over 89,000 articles. That is almost 30,000 articles a year. The growth apparently is because of articles which were published in the past being digitized and added to Google Scholar. At present, there are over 461,000 scholarly articles with the word “melanin” in them on Google Scholar.
Why are scholars so interested in studying melanin? Why are so much of this planet’s resources allocated to studying melanin? If melanin is as important as these results suggest, why do you hear so little about it? Why don’t we name this area of research and put it out in the open? Shouldn’t we properly name it “melaninology” and standardize it so information about melanin is consistent?
Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Dark Matter is also subject to intense scientific scrutiny, as evidenced by over 670k scholarly articles involving dark matter on Google Scholar. Similarly, over 140k scholarly articles involve dark energy on Google Scholar. Interestingly enough, the terms “Dark Matter” and “Dark Energy” could just as well describe melanin. Melanin is matter, and it is dark. Likewise, melanin is energy, and it is dark. When an object interacts with photons of light and absorbs them, the object appears to be being “dark.” Conversely, when an object interacts with photons of light and reflects them, the object appears to be “light.” Photons are both a wave and a particle. “Light” colored objects are actually reflecting the photons.
We will find part of this information in the book “Melanin Is Worth More Than Gold.”