Sometimes, new data means refinements are necessary (i.e. inflationary adjustment to the Big Bang Theory) and sometimes the data means that we have to throw out something that has been taught as fact in school
This here is what I feel holds us back in many different ways. With many fields, education develops not just knowledge but also an ego. Very few want to believe they were perhaps wrong with their life studies, or in need of adaptation due to new findings.
I personally always thought the big bang theory was wrong. For us to conclude we discovered "how it all began" when we are still in somewhat of a primitive state, I just can't buy into that. The header of that first article - What do the James Webb images really show?
My answer - they don't know wtf they are looking at, and their wild guesses are likely completely wrong.
In the sense of digital consciousness, perhaps we're not the first to observe such things. If there are others like us, more advanced, out there far away yet still within this "universe", would their observations not build upon our reality?