Here’s my two cents’ worth on this:

People get the idea that because science is “true” and “valid” and “provable”  that myth and fiction must, perforce, be “untrue,” invalid” and “unsubstantiated nonsense.” But it’s not a question of either/or; the two are not mutually exclusive.  It’s a question of context.  When taken in context, each is equally true and real and valid in terms of the human experience.  We are beings who live in two worlds. Science teaches us how the world outside us works.  Myth and Fiction teach us how the world inside us works. If myth and fiction are “untrue” and “invalid,” then a part of ourselves as humans beings is “untrue” and “invalid.” That myth and fiction require of us “a willing suspension of disbelief” simply means “Look at this with your inside eyes.”