"Complement proteins are like the pieces of an atomic bomb, says McGeer. You keep them separated because when you start getting them together you can cause a lot of damage."
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.