"One of my teammates came up with a really
great way to explain transubstantiation. She
related it to transformers. A transformer has its
outer body hardware but it also has its software
which gives them their personality and identity.
Transubstantiation is like taking one transformer,
deleting their software and copying the software
from another transformer and putting it in the
hardware of the first one. So it looks the same, but it's
a completely different person and identity."
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.