"The pattern of phylogeny is like that of a huge bushy tree with a short trunk that branched again and again, until the uppermost branches end in terminal twigs."
"In many ways a phylogeny is like a map that serves to help organize our knowledge of biological diversity"
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.