It is a source of mild amusement and occasional exasperation that the newspapers, that over my nearly fifty-five years of this life (forty-three or so of which I've been reading the news)the transparently obvious gets announced, and re-announced with bugles blaring and red ink a flowing. Headlines along the lines of "Men And Women Really Are Different! Science Proves It" and "Fruit and Vegetables Are Very Good For You To Eat" and "If We Continue To Blow Through Resources Like A Sailor On Leave Spends His Paycheck, The Earth Will Not Do Well" and "If You Kick Your Wife/Husband, She/He Will Leave You For Good" all have been seen lately.
Here's one for today, basically "If You Touch a Frightened Sick Person In a Caring Manner They Will Feel Better". Well, duh.
How stupid are we, anyhow? Who thinks humanity in the bone doesn't already know ALL this stuff? Why can't we get past this level of idiocy? Who profits from the blaring of news that is intuitively obvious to the most casual observer, at least one in possession of his or her faculties?