Minglingken is mixing knowledge. The term was coined by Poul Anderson in his brilliant Anglish-language exposition of atomic theory, titled Uncleftish Beholdings”, originally published in a magazine called Analog Science Fact / Science Fiction in 1989. He used the word to mean “chemistry”.
I am soon to finish a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. My field of expertise is metabolic engineering — the use of genetic engineering to coax microbes into producing valuable fuels and chemicals instead. My interests are much broader — spanning biochemistry, ecology, engineering, and more. Of course, I don’t have detailed expertise in all these areas. A goal here at minglingken is to not let my ignorance stop me from blogging: I think ideas are like reagents, and interesting things happen when you add them to the pot and stir.