"Cell division is like making a photocopy of the entire blueprint of a completed building and then giving the copied blueprint to another contractor to build a completely new building." Is this an accurate analogy of the process of cell division? "
"The analogy is only partially accurate. All of the DNA (the blueprint) is copied before cell division. However, an entire new cell is not constructed using this DNA; rather, components of the original parent cell are divided equally between the two daughter cells."
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.