The results from education in the broad sense of all human endeavor to change men are easy to see, though hard to measure. Thus we see the introduction of Western knowledge and skill transforming Japan, and will see it transforming China. Thus, by being changed from creatures who regarded diseases as accidents or punishments from angry gods, to creatures who know them to be the natural and predictable consequences of the invasion of the body by the Klebs-Loeffler bacillus, the failure of the body to make enough red blood corpuscles, the presence of parasites carried by a stegomyia or anopheles mosquito, or the inefficiency of the thyroid gland, men add years to their lives, change fundamental habits of food and shelter, and begin to elevate religion above a bargaining with God.
Education is effective.
The changes produced against great resistance in one generation often become easy of accomplishment in the next. When once a belief or custom is accepted by men, its inculcation into their children is
Its results are often permanent.