"I think that diffusion is the idea of one group of being people influenced by another group of people, and the fact that countless bodies in society develop ideas based off of others. Historical or cultural diffusion is like the butterfly effect, meaning that one's actions impact numerous people, continuously and rapidly. Historical diffusion in this case began with the Jews under the rule of Egypt. Those people were exposed to some of the beliefs of Akhenaton, and when the Jews wrote their Holy Books, they formed their beliefs and opinions based off of Egypt, Akhenaton, and people around them."
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.