I'm really enjoying watching "Through the Wormhole" with Morgan Freeman on the Science Channel. It's hard not to notice how adept storytellers the featured astronomers and cosmologists are. These men and women do some hardcore math and grapple with some of the most difficult questions, and yet, they describe their complicated theories with very simple analogies.
For example, one related our universe to a computer simulation. If you observe this creation on the smallest level, it pixelates just like video games do.
Beyond the physics, there is truly a creative process at work with these scientists. They are inspired by everyday life to tackle the unknown. One thinks about the universe in terms of plumbing. Another surfing, and yet another, ballroom dancing.
As we are understanding more and more about how this world came to be, it's our age old ability to tell stories that makes the human experience so meaningful.