This is too true. In reality, truth is stranger than fiction, and those who do not seek to harmonize are most likely in error more often than those who do. That's the irony of the stigma placed upon evangelical scholarship. Not all of it is good harmonization, but events are complex, along with the variations of language and viewpoints with which one can describe those events. Hence, looking at reports as contradictory because they come at the event from different trajectories can more often make one wrong in his analysis of the validity of the report than it can make him right about it.