Help! I'm doing a very detailed research paper on the possibility of
silicon-based lifeforms. Briefly, it's the idea that instead of carbon as a
base element, silcion would be in extraterrestrial lifeforms.

Unfortunately, it's been a hard struggle. Any assistance from someone out
there would be greatly appreciated. Notes, comments, phone numbers--anything
would be beneficial to my paper. Don't hesitate to contact me, even for a
brief note. Thanks in advance!