"The mind of the ordinary reader is like a rabbit hedged within walls of wire-netting, for whom the most welcome writer is he who can extend his run for him and take in a patch of fresh grass. This is the function of the great imaginative artists, but it is the function also of science and philosophy, and Professor Pear's book is one of these liberators."
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.