If I were assured of the former eventuality I would, in the interests of the public, cheerfully accept the latter.
I am afraid that I rather give myself away when I explain. Results without causes are much more impressive.
Circumstantial evidence is a very tricky thing. It may seem to point very straight to one thing, but if you shift your own point of view a little, you may find it pointing in an equally uncompromising manner to something entirely different.