"Sometimes, being an entomologist is like being a detective. Hagler and Naranjo went to the cotton fields and collected insects and spiders to look for clues. The entomologists crushed the specimens they had collected and put them on a special plate. Then they looked at what was inside their specimens' ..."
"Being a budding entomologist is like being a child in a muggle world, and getting your letter from Hogwarts. Suddenly, all around you, a whole new world opens up – things that were there before, unnoticed, are now glaringly obvious to you even as the rest of the world carries on, oblivious. Like running up ..."
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.