In the first place, science doesn’t involve merely telling stories about history. If it did, scientific explanations might not have any claim to a higher level of veracity than religious stories.
Always reminds me of that LaDainian v Troy commercial.
Ian Crouch on the business of Super Bowl commercials: http://nyr.kr/1iLOZNU
“Most of these companies aren’t really buying Super Bowl ads anymore. At least, that’s not all, or even especially, what they are buying. Instead, they have paid for the ability, for several weeks leading up to the big day, to tell people that they’ve bought a Super Bowl ad.”