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Analysis: Should religion stay and science go from primary schools?

  • Debnath Guharoy

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 30 2012   /  10:33 am

That is no rhetorical question. In Indonesia, it is a very real prospect.

Everybody knows that the early years of a child’s life are called the formative years of a person’s life, with good reason. Those are the years where core instincts and beliefs are embedded into the individual’s psyche, almost indelibly, forever.

It could well be said that these are the best of times for the human species. For most people on the planet, the quality of life has improved dramatically in the modern age. The planet itself is still in reasonably good shape, but it looks increasingly threatened from here onwards. In the last century alone, remarkable progress has been made across all walks of life. From education to health, travel to telecommunications, agriculture to architecture, the quantum jumps over each decade have been beyond imagination. But ask any futurist and he or she wi...