"Extinction is like gathering all the copies of a great book, burning them in some huge bonfire, and then shooting the author to boot."
"Extinction is like an irregular heartbeat: it comes in random pulses of varying amplitude or intensity with a seemingly unpredictable frequency."
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.