here’s the tl;dr money quote for you:
To the extent you want to be right — to have an accurate map of the territory — you by necessity have an equal want to not be wrong. When you learn something new, as much as you want to change your thinking to integrate the new information, you have an opposite want to find the new information already accounted for so that no update is necessary. You don’t want to have metaphorical comets shattering your epicycles all the time: you mostly want them to pass cleanly between the orbits because there is space in your model for them. But if you’re lost at sea and need to navigate by the stars, and positing the existence of epicycles is the only thing that allows you to find your way home, then suppose the epicycles exist with all your heart and worry about comets later when you’re out of existential danger.