For most of its being, mankind did not know what things are made of, but could only guess. With the growth of worldken, we began to learn, and today we have a beholding of stuff and work that watching bears out, both in the workstead and in the daily life.

Minglingken is mixing knowledge. In one sense, probably the sense meant by the Poul Anderson essay excerpted above, minglingken means chemistry, the science of how atoms and molecules mix. My expertise is chemical engineering and biotechnology, but my interests are broader – from organic chemistry to microbiology and geology to engineering and public policy. And so that’s what I blog about.

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