"Speciation is like experimentation where populations experience temporary chance factors as they probe out the environment to see what works. (pg. 181) Evolutionary trends are possible, where species will over time tend to go in one direction. Yet this is most likely the result of the ability to undergo speciation."
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.