"Our bodies are Rube Goldberg machines, evolved over millions of years to work well enough. Our biology is like code that has been patched, upgraded, and expanded millions of times – it's a mess."
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.