Turning a blind eye to overwhelming factsSometimes people just do not understand or accept the facts despite overwhelming evidence to do so. Is there a term for this phenomena? I call it intentional ignorance.
It has been proved a number of times that orange juice does not make one immune to cold. Or lemons for that matter. It has also been understood that breakfast is not needed, unless you are a hard worker. Many popular myths have long been busted by science.
But people find it hard to believe these things. Sometimes beliefs become habits. And a wrong statement or utterance of word makes it a habit. Habits become the truth with time.
I used to say "Strom" instead of "Storm". Its got stuck with me that way. Just like that, I associated a wrong statement and made it my habit.
Overview effect is when an astronaut sees the blue blob that is earth from space. I know that astronauts now must have been habituated to this. But imagine the first ever astronauts. Imagine their overview effect. Despite that they retain what they were told as kids to believe. Sometimes beliefs live in a different plane and facts in another.