"Protein Analogies Team
students to develop analogies for each of the types of proteins, such as a cell-surface marker protein is like a road-sign, a receptor protein is like sonar, and so on. Discuss the analogies and their rationales in class."
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.