Soos gave me this cartoon years ago.
If you have a dog and/or a cat, you’ll understand perfectly; and in my case simply change the names Roscoe and Muffin to Gracie and Little Sal, and this comes right home.
If you don’t have pets, you can apply it to any data: theology, as in the cartoon; or history; or politics; or media spin from any current event.
Like the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico for example. Not saying that you have to. Just a f’rinstance.
Point: The facts never speak for themselves. They need to be interpreted.
Are there underwater oil plumes or not? Are they catastrophic? Are the detergent/dispersants harmful or beneficial? Why is there so much disagreement on this?