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Congratulations. You've just discarded about a century of fascinating science fiction literature.

We're bound by preconceptions, prejudices and simple lack of experience. Analogies, parables and other like tools exist to let us break free from those limitations. They help to see from a fresh perspective. They're valuable in persuasion and as storytelling tools.

Not to mention a large swathe of religious teachings, folk tales, myths and fables. Next thing you'll be telling me "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" is completely made up to serve a point, rather than a factual account of the issues facing agrarian animal husbandry workers.

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