This is why I love Melanie:
There is great resistance in the academic community to the idea that a theory can accurately explain what is going on in story structure. People—usually the people in charge—don’t want there to be an explanation for what stories are. They believe such a thing would rob the writing process of its mystery—turn it from magic to science. And they are right! Structure IS science—but the act of writing creatively will always require magic.
From Writing—Science or Magic?. Clearly both. Does anyone not get that by now?