"The FISA Court is like a robot that lacks eyes or arms-no matter how sophisticated its brain, it can't go out and explore the world. ... It created an institution that was novel and untested, with secrecy and the lack of adversarial proceedings short-circuiting the normal operation of normal courts in very profound ways."
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.