I have been over in the Spirituality forum, learning about the unique yet much unknown factors of melanin. Now while I don't subscribe to any religion that some have attached to it, I will tell you that I strongly believe that there is something powerful and mystical about melanin and the pineal gland (located in our brain) which produces it. Knowing that many do not ever go to that particular forum, I thought I'd bring the subject over here. I believe we should take a long hard look at this. No I am not saying that blacks are "superior" to other races, but I am saying that we are especially gifted. As being such, do we not own it to ourselves to find out what it is that makes us so? I have come to believe that the answer is buried in our pineal gland. So each week, I will be posting facts that I've found out about melanin and sharing it with you. If you find any, please post them, because believe it or not, I believe the interest in this gland which is located in our information processing center, will began to grow enormously. For truly it is no coinsidence (spelling?) that blacks excel in Sports (example: Boxing, football, basketball, baseball, Venus & Serena - Tennis,with no professional training, running - America owes many of her gold medals to black people, and the list goes on) Music (for example Jazz honey) Singing (who can out sing a sistah or a brotha. It is even counted a compliment to a white person, if they are told they "sing" like a black person) Inventions such as the traffic light and the cell phone. Teachers (it has been show that blacks tend to have the most profound impact upon the minds of children. They simply have a way of implying knowledge that is at times...un-natural. Profound Learning Abilities...things seem to come so natural to blacks without the need of being taught or given "lessons". These things simply enhance what they already have...naturally. This is why, I believe that the pursue of this melanin science should be done with passion...it is our passion that drives us and I believe that the pineal gland may be the source of much of that passion. So I will began posting in post 2. Please share what you have found out or feel free to express why you believe there's nothing to this. I won't get mad at cha, but I might challenge you a lil bit...all in love.