So, what is education for?
Education should teach the wonder of real science. At the height of my career I would talk to 6,000 school children a year and I would always end up by saying 'I'm a scientist, how many of you want to be scientists?'
Around 50 or 60 per cent of them would put their hand up. None do now.
Children now think that scientists make atomic bombs and genetically modified food.