We hate to use such words of our beloved Goddess, science, but did you know that the models of science are but mythology?
They are a mythology, however, that are not static and not given by any divine revelation. They are a mythology born of mind, competing with other models of explanation. Oh, and they also certain restrictions – they are bound by reason and a certain logic that governs the winner of the competition:
Models must be extendable. A model with no predictive power is useless and beyond the scope of science. (e.g. Intelligent Design).
Models must obey the rules of logic. (e.g. Occam's Razor. With competing models, choose the simpler one).
Models must be testable and verifiable. No more divine revelation and proof by Authority.
Models must be non-supernatural.
Models have a limited sphere of applicability. (e.g. Newton's laws work very well, so long as quantum or relativistic limits are negligible. We use Newton's model for space travel, not Einstein's.)
Other rules exist, but those are some basic ones. The point is that these models are a new, impersonal mythology. They are not reality. I'll repeat, they are not reality. We get comfortable with these models and treat them as if they were reality, but time and time again we find exceptions...and everyone's befuddled and confused!
The mythologies of science, however, are at odds with our Western tribal mythologies of an anthropomorphisized universe. The two are not compatible because the old models violate testability and the Occam's Razor principle.
The fact is, we don't have the foggiest idea what constitutes space, matter, energy or any other of the most basic constituents of the manifest universe. We only note that the universe behaves as if such and such are true, to a limit of experimental accuracy.
This observation should not be troubling, but it should put in check any notion that the ideas in our heads are anything other than that – ideas in our heads.