No scientific backing, huh? Neither is people turning to ghouls when exposed to too much radiation or them able to survive without food or water. It's fiction, not everything needs to be realistic, it does however need to be consistent. You edited that article beyond belief with tons of bias, I read the dialogue for how he made it and it's no more unbelievable than ghouls, super mutants, etc. "Radioactivity did it" is the trope that defines the entire fallout franchise, buddy. Myron has shown that he knows his shit, he discovered it quickly partially by coincidence when he saw the the slaves getting toxicated from the fumes of the dung, and civilisation has just started a new after the bombs dropped, so it's not too far of stretch to have people just discovering something that has been under all their noses after a 100 years, and not many book smart people probably work around Brahmin crap or even care about it. People have been too busy trying to survive. Oh, and OP never said anything about Mordino knowing all about drugs and just because he advertised it as the New Reno experience, doesn't mean he doesn't know anything about drugs, peyote fucks you up, it just lasts too long to get a profit, he probably knew that, he just wanted something quick to attract more customers, and I'm sure someone could tell him that Myron didn't invent jet, someone who knows it's prewar.