"Scientific debate is like selling a car-here's your baby, you've shined it and tuned it up as well as you can, and then prospective buyers come kick the tires and jiggle the doors to see how it holds up."
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.