What is superstition? Superstition basically means to possess a thinking or belief that is not based on any knowledge or logic.
Many people around the world are superstitious. The only difference is in the forms of superstitions.
Can education eradicate superstition? It is unlikely in the foreseeable future. Many educated people hold some forms of superstitions. Even many teachers are having their own superstitions. They may not say but their actions show.
Many office buildings in part of the world do not have 13th storey. People living in this part of the world do not like the number 13, as it reminds them of Friday the 13th, a day of supposedly bad luck.
Education can make people less superstitious. At least educated people are more likely to send the sick to the hospital, than to call priests to cast out demons in order to cure the sick. Education provides an understanding of the diseases, the cause and the cure of the diseases.
Superstitions are due to fear of the unknown. Once the unknown becomes known, there is no longer any superstition.
We may never know the cause of the psychic power that some people possess. We may never invent something to capture, and harness the psychic power and use it to our advantage.
As mortals, we have a fear of dying. Not knowing where we go after death. Not knowing how and when we are going to die. This is the greatest unknown factor that causes all the superstitions in the world.
Nobody can prove that the dead are enjoying life or suffering in any other places. Since education cannot stop us from fear of dying and death, people, even highly educated people, are still superstitious.
Can education eradicate superstition? It is not likely in the foreseeable future.
It is only when human beings gain complete knowledge of everything, then education is able to eradicate superstition. For the present, education does reduce a lot of superstitious beliefs around the world.