Ideas are the only real commodity in life. People buy great ideas, both literally and figuratively. Great ideas draw people to them, and there is power in numbers. Political parties don’t exist because everyone has their own ideas, they exist because people gravitate to a common idea, or set of ideas.
Physical reality is the result of the out working of our ideas. Without the idea that preceded something, it would not exist. There is not one instance where someone created something first, and then thought about the motivation and the means after. This is because the mind directs the bodies activities.
Ideas then, have always pre dated the “facts,” which are the physical manifestation of our ideas, and without those ideas, the facts would not exist today.
Demanding facts then, before you’ll accept an idea, means that you are ignorant about the actual methodology whereby everything is brought into being.