Here's a bad metaphor, but I'm struggling to articulate this to those who find it foreign:
It's like seeing a cake & knowing what it tastes like without eating it or being told what kind it is. You just intuitively know what that cake's flavor & texture is. When you eventually taste that cake, then you see you were right. The actual ingredients & processes that go into making it remain unknown. Then one day you learn the factual bits, what's actually in it, how it was made, and it changes your impression of its flavor, even though you were not wrong in what it tastes like. It's not so sweet when you discover the cake factory is rat infested or that the cake has some carcinogenic preservatives. But it technically IS the same cake with the same flavor & texture you previously intuited & then confirmed via interaction with it. But that info is LESS important now that you have the factual info too.