It’s Saturday morning, and you decide to grind some East-African coffee beans. You’re fancy like that. You brew a cup of joe. Eager to taste the black gold, you put your lips to the steaming cup. You hesitate, pause and think for a second about the temperature of the coffee. It’s probably too hot.
How will you know for sure, though? You take a sip. Guess what. It’s too hot.
Completely neglecting the fact you were able to witness steam emerging from your cup seconds ago.
You don’t always need sensory input to believe (in something).