"Gene splicing is like writing a note with words cut out of a magazine, except that chemicals are the scissors and paste"
"To me cross breeding and trait selection are like a blunt club and gene splicing is like a laser scalpel."
"With the current state of our understanding of genomics, allowing clinical human work on gene splicing is like entrusting children with handguns."
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.