Excellent. Thanks, Frijoles.<quoted text>
You are lost in the trees missing the forest
I think what FR was getting at was that facts and truths are not either/or. His use of vs implies a potential to contrast, but also with common elements as well that may be functions of each other.
Thats is why we have the expression "compare and contrast" to indicate differences, but not necessarily absolutes.
1) A thing that is indisputably the case.
2) Information used as evidence or as part of a report or news article.
Compare and contrast really captures it.
Similarities and differences both.
As opposed to one or the other.
One of my favorite notions is that people (for example) are more alike than they/we are different. Some choose to focus on our differences (often unfortunately) while others focus in that which we have in common.