"Jacques Cousteau, a famous marine biologist, described a scientist as "a curious person who looks through a keyhole." hat did he mean? When you look through a keyhole, you can't see everything,only a few things (Figure 1.2). An experiment is like looking through a keyhole. The results of each experiment give you a small amount of information, not the answers to all your questions."
A very good pdf file is in the link...
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.