"Newtonian physics is like tic-tac-toe; you can easily calculate the outcomes because the variables are controlled and the laws are in place and easy to follow."
"Pearl does not concern himself with testability very much, because Pearl is a computer scientist, and to Pearl the world of Newtonian physics is like a computer circuit, where it is obvious that everything stays invariant to arbitrary counterfactual alterations of wires, and in particular sources of noise stay independent."
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.