"Describes the three ways of absorption: Passive diffusion is like a butterfly, path of least resistance. Facilitative diffusion is like cattle going through a gate -if a few go through they get away from the mass. Active transport is like cattle going through the shoot and using a hot shot(going a certain way and needing energy)"
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.