"Using the analogy of a car; DNA analysis allows you to put your ear up against its hood to hear what is happening in the engine, and RNA processing is like opening the hood and being able to see the engine itself."
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.