"It's a tough one: Universal tolerance is like the proverbial universal solvent, which dissolves the very container needed to hold it. I think in the end we're going to learn that there have to be some limits to tolerance. But I'll be shocked if I end up liking those limits, because the people most eager to craft them are the people least to be trusted in the crafting."
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.