Accepting that planet Earth was not at the centre of the universe and the stars were like just like the Sun but only much further was a "revolution of the mind" that took centuries to accept. Accepting that species evolve and change through time has not been fully accepted. In the USA for instance 38% still believe that humans were created by God (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creationism).
The scientific knowledge and technology of people today exceeds most Jules Verne novels who was taken as mere entertainment during his time only 130 years ago. Is it hard to accept that perhaps science and technology of people of the 22nd century will exceed shows such us "the Matrix", "The X Files", or "Transcendence"?
Where does this trouble accepting these revolutions of the mind come from? Is there a defect in the brain not being efficient at re-wiring new ideas? Is it a need to believe a much more pleasant existence? Is it perhaps that it takes effort to accept new ideas and we don't want to over-complicate our existence or is it an ego-related thing because the longer you have been wrong about things the harder it gets to admit it?
What if 9/11 was an inside job or maybe the existence of alien civilisations were real? Could those be potential "revolutions of the mind" that most people would have trouble with?
I'm looking for authors that explore these ideas.
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win". Mahatma Gandhi
"Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world" Arthur Schopenhauer
"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." Demosthenes 384-322 BC
“Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.” Friedrich Nietzsche