"The emergent behavior of the uterus has parallels in the behavior of crowds at soccer matches that sing together without a conductor. This contrasts with the behavior of the heart where sequential contractions are regulated by a pacemaker in a similar way to the actions of a conductor and an orchestra."
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.