"A consensus is like taking an average of everyone's thoughts, reasoned or otherwise, and coming up with a result that applies to nobody and means nothing. "
"Consensus is like the golf club in your bag that you want to use for the right shot," Dressler said. "It is the golf club that is not used enough. I'm not saying that consensus is the only club in the bag, but those who do play really great games use the consensus club."
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.