"To use an information technology industry analogy, Molecular Biology, is like the infrastructure layer, Bioengineering is like the enabling technology layer, and Synthetic Biology is like the applications layer."
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.