Only facts and truth court the full light of comprehension and rejoice in the illumination and enlightenment of scientific research.  Humor functions to lessen the shock of the unexpected impact of fact or of truth, rigid unyielding fact and flexible ever-living truth. 
A human being can find truth in his inner experience, but he needs a clear knowledge of facts to apply his personal discovery of truth to the ruthlessly practical demands of everyday life.  Facts never quarrel with real spiritual faith; theories may.  We should seek truth as well as fact, expand our soul as well as our mind.  One can be technically right as to fact and everlastingly wrong in the truth.