Earth as Apple metaphor. Human beings are the mold on the dust on the apple skin; In the span of the age of the Earth, pretty much irrelevant to the "Fate" of the Earth.
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.