Feed The Soil Not The Plants......
a: Archea ~
b: the Incredible Hulk of microorganisms
What: "Archaea is like the Incredible Hulk of microorganisms. Aggressive, fast and tolerant of harsh conditions, it is used at oil spills to recycle contaminants into natural compounds. The microbes break down complex materials into basic nutrients and trace elements that are beneficial to plants. For this reason Archaea is also a great soil amendment, which is why you'll find it in fertilizers offered by my friends at Jobe's Organic Fertilizers."
Writer: P. Allen Smith
Date: Apr 30 2013 1:00 PM
# 2808 Critique Analogy
Very Old Dna, Very Old
a: Archea ~
b: reading an ancient Phoenician alphabet
What: "Analyzing DNA is rather like looking at ancient texts written in an alphabet, and reading the "alphabet" of Archaea is like reading an ancient Phoenician alphabet - simpler in many ways, with strong evidence that it was an older form of life. Archaea, as its name suggests, is very old - perhaps as old as the first bacteria, but certainly much older than even the simplest multi-celled organisms."
Writer: Not Stated
Date: Apr 30 2013 1:05 PM
# 2809 Critique Analogy
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.