@pleonasm - I still think it's incredible that they've acknowledged the value of knowledge in that way. It's always been difficult to separate the purposes of a university education. There are plenty of people who say they do it for the love of knowledge, and don't care about the piece of paper.
Now those people can get their dose of knowledge without having to fulfill all the bachelor of science requirements. I think it's wonderful, as the price of a degree has gone up so much in the last few decades it seems almost impossible to get a degree for some people and they certainly couldn't dream of getting one for no other reason than because they want the knowledge.
Now they can study to their hearts content without having to shell out their money. And I think the more people who learn about science and how it works, the better.