Very succinctly put and so,so true.
Really? I never heard that reason before.
Really!! That randy ex-schools inspector who writes on education matters in the Sunday Times is always going on about "dumbing down".
Oh, yeah, that one guy. There's always people going on about "dumbing down" but I've never heard of it being used as an explanation for less people doing sciences. The more common explanations I've heard are the ones I gave.
I think another reason is that science exams are objectively marked whereas these other exciting subjects are much more subjective and thus failing anybody leaves the examiner open to appeals and suchlike potential embarrassments. Would you agree?
I think ladies fashions could do with increased funding. There's some horrible sights in the pub.
That has more to do with the fact the ladies themselves either cannot afford to buy the better fashions or because they couldn't care less about what other people think what they look like.
P.S. Look at how this thread is evolving into a new one. I think it's very apt that Spendius refuses to create a separate thread investigating this topic. That would be Evolution, wouldn't it?