And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.”(John 9:39) NKJV
A specific example of wilful blindness in popular science (SciPop) is in a work called Paleaeoecology and Palaeoenvironments of Late Cenozoic Mammals, Edited by Kathlyn M. Stewart and Kevin L. Seymour.
There’s a chapter about the Hagerman Fossil Beds, Twin Falls County Idaho (pp. 134-155). The author goes to great lengths to describe the assemblage of fossils: a herd of horses. The fossils contain remnants of young, old and everything in between. After examining all this wonderful evidence the author is left with one inescapable conclusion: They must have all died during a single flood event.
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument near Hagerman, Idaho, contains the largest concentration of Hagerman horse fossils in North America. The fossil horses for which the monument is famous have been found in only one locale in the northern portion of the monument called the Hagerman Horse Quarry. The 4,351-acre (17.61 km2) monument is internationally significant because it protects the world’s richest known fossil deposits from the late Pliocene epoch, 3.5 million years ago. These plants and animals represent the last glimpse of that time that existed before the Ice Age, and the earliest appearances of modern flora and fauna. This is also significant because the fossils present during this period of the Pliocene represent species which were alive during the early stages in the evolution of man, albeit on a different continent. The fossil beds were designated a National Natural Landmark in 1975– Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument