"A popular idea is that since the building blocks of biological life (carbon-based molecules) are like Lego bricks and have special properties that allow them to connect easily"
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.