"Biology is like a withered spouse to me now.I used to love biology.
Now it's a pain in the ass to put up with. Can anyone save our relationship? "
"Biology is like drinking from a firehose: the amount of information can be mind numbing,"
"The trouble is that biology is like gravity. You can argue that it doesn't matter, but you can't stop the apple from falling downward off the tree. Biology isn't destiny, of course. But it is pretty darn determinative. It means a man can't have a period or a baby. It means that no matter what he does, he can't change his chromosomes from XY to XX."
A most sensible article about gender and race and contemporary ideas of about identity.
"Biology is like computation, with genetic engineering becoming like software development"
"Biology is like a really comprehensive dictionary. Yes, the F-word is in there, but that doesn't mean that you should use it on your boyfriend's parents over dinner. …Unless, of course, they were asking for it."
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.