[Marxism] From the annals of science
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Fri Jun 6 09:40:27 MDT 2008
Henry Louis Gates: You were quoted [in the Times of London article ] as
saying you thought there was a relationship between color and libido, or
James Watson: The remark I was telling was a joke. There was a poem by
Byron, the sun makes you frisky. It was the link between the sun and
sexuality. Well, if you get out in the sun, you will be more sexual. Ten
years ago, someone was trying to produce a product that would turn your
skin dark. He was making a chemical derivative of a stimulating hormone,
which is turned out when your skin tans. He injected it into himself and
he got a 10-hour erection.
HLG: Is that true? A 10-hour erection from this?
JW: He was scared it would never go down. But it had to be injected.
Then Viagra came out, and the whole market disappeared. Anyways, I
thought it was a great theory. It could have all been totally wrong.
Poets write about the sun, and you associate sexuality with the
Mediterranean—not the North Sea. I'm a biologist. I'm just interested in
different things. But you know, I really am a very un-frivolous person,
but I like to explain. If the sun makes you sexy, you know, it would be
a useful fact for people to know.
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