"Knowledge is like a sphere, the greater its volume, the larger its contact with the unknown"
"Background knowledge is like duct tape. It helps new information stick! Readers of any age learn by hooking something new to something already present in their minds. Parents can help activate prior knowledge"
"In many ways, knowledge is like water. People need clean, clear, knowledge just as they need clean, clear, water"
"Knowledge is like oil. It behaves like a natural resource. This resource is widely available in any library, on the Internet and given away regularly on television and in public schools."
"Knowledge is like trees that continue to grow with many individual branches and leaves – nourished by our individual drops of knowledge water. "
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.