How is analogizing different from other creative processes? Having recently written something about analogy in the context of business choice, I returned again to a book that has consistently offered an inside peak into knowing of all types.
I found this passage from an essay on analogizing:
It is critical to this process that analogies not be confused with similarities. Analogies recognize a correspondence of inner relationship or of function between two (or more) different phenomena or complex sets of phenomena. In fact we limit the use of the term "analogy" to such comparisons. Similarities, on the other hand, are resemblances between things based upon observed characteristics such as color or form. A typical simile in a poem, such as 'her lips were read as berries,' is an example of similarity rather than analogy since the comparison simply links the observed property of redness.