"A regulatory gene is like a switch. A switch can be used in many places. Its presence in this invertebrate and in vertebrates is not evidence of a shared evolutionary heritage but of a shared Creator."
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.