"A theory is like a lens through which one observes experience, and any lens has its focal strength and its areas of distortion. Recognition of the relative strengths and limitations of various theories has engendered the movement toward integrative psychotherapies that synthesize multi-theoretical perspectives."
"A theory is like a map of a city on which you can view the streets, housing developments, shopping centers, picnic grounds ..."
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.