"Good science is like good gossip - you're just compelled to share it!"
"Good science is like a team sport; the better synergy with the research team, the better your advances."
"Good science is like art. It's like composing music or painting. It's just that the tools are different," he explained.
"Good science is like putting together a good court case, there needs to be lots of verifiable solid evidence, not speculation."
"Good science is like good fruit, it grows. Bad science at some point, maybe not in our lifetime, will wither."
"Good science is like a good recipe-it can be repeated with the same results."
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.