Cognitive Dissonance is the end result of modern education at all levels.
We had already seen the pervasive use of simplistic debunking to explain away anomalies, simplistic debunking is the universal passtime of armchair theorists.
For these armchair theorists building simplistic "models" of reality is a "convincing" way to "explain" reality. But that logic is intrinsically flawed because simplistic models can be build or imagined of any aspect of reality. A planetarium is a "convincing" model of the night sky but it is not the night sky.
Modern "educated" people see reductionism as the ultimate philosophical tool to explain reality and this education has as the crown of achievement many reductionist and ideal models of reality.
The current status quo regarding the reality of anomalies clearly shows that this mindset is an obstacle to really be aware of this reality.
It can be considered as a global pathological state of cognitive dissonance and modern education is at the root of it.