"Reproductive isolation is like a fast forward button for evolution, if groups don't split up and stay together it'd take a really long time for them to evolve into something that can be classified as a different species than what they were."
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.