Subtle Intelligence Idea – Perfect Representation vs Revealing Representation

Compare two images below and feel. What image gives you the most intelligent feeling?

For me its the flat shaded sphere image. Possibly because a perfect photo would be too amazing and a non perfect photo feels a little bit wrong. The amazing feeling does not give much information to the imagination. Which is The tool for intelligence.

Between these is the revealing image. The flat shaded one. The one that reveals how it works. A little any way. But still to the brain it makes all the difference.