Oh yes indeed. I can’t understand why little kids are not jumping up and down all over the place, getting excited about all things scientific — but here are some reasons (the comments here are very revealing).
Anyway, what brought all this on is that I’ve just had a look at The Repository — one of the blogs on the Royal Society website — and a jolly good read it is too. Here’s some images from a couple of the blog posts:
On a related note — looks like someone was not too impressed by a Royal Society report on population and consumption.