"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." - Albert Einstein
Today's education system in some parts of the world seems to focus far more on learning facts and training for examinations rather than thinking critically about things. Yet today we need that skill more than ever - we need to be able to make decisions quickly with ambiguous information, challenge our own assumptions and beliefs and get creative.
Plenty of good things are done in the name of religion, and plenty of bad things too. But what is religion, exactly — is it good or bad, in and of itself? Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah offers a generous, surprising view.