The Human Mind is a replicator. It reproduces virtual versions of real things - events, objects, concepts, people… We commit many mistakes and experience a lot of confusion when we act as if the replicas were the real things. It leads us to miscalculate odds, forget important details and mistake the people in our lives with their fake copy we made up in our minds.
There is no way to escape this, replicas are the only way we can navigate the world. Real things are ungraspable to us. We can, however, choose to be skeptics. We can replace dots by question marks.