"When the human body is attacked by microscopic foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses, cancer cells, etc, it kicks into action for our protection. One component of that response is called innate immunity, which is when our immune cells attack microbial invaders without recognizing a specific antigen. Innate immunity is like an initial shotgun blast at all the bad guys. "
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.