Why a story conveys so much information

A long time ago, before homo sapiens, our ancestors told the first stories to each other. Perhaps it was the fish who waved their tails to retell a tale of love, reminding their mate of nature’s song of creation. Even before that, the chemical signal that organisms should bind together because they share the same heritage of species. It’s undeniable because it’s in our DNA, our soul as living beings…

Why are stories so effective at conveying information?

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