programmed cell death
"Programmed cell death is like constructing a scaffold while building a house. It's needed for the building process, but eventually will be
disassembled since it isn't meant to be
incorporated into the final design of the house"
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.