Writer of a few things, and owner of an odd collection of assorted knowledge that has trouble interacting with itself on the best of days. Specialties are history, sci-fi, and deconstructive analysis. My favorite chemical is thiotimoline.
This is a general bit of wisdom I've discovered on this site after being around a while:
If the answer is provable, it probably doesn't belong on this forum. If the answer is not provable, it probably doesn't belong on this forum. If the answer is held together by the vaguest notions of barely-kept historical records, scientific theory which hasn't yet been proven, fictional laws of magic systems, and including (but certainly not limited to) the odd bit of industrial-strength duct tape and rule of cool to hold your speculative guess together, you are almost definitely at the right place.