"Very rough computer analogy -
DNA replication is like using a computer to copy a file.
DNA synthesis is like using a card punch to originate a file."
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.