Date: 11/8/18 8:17 am From: Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...> Subject: [VTBIRD] Walter Cabot Paine, who loved creatures with wings
I count myself lucky to have known Walter C. Paine, who died last month at 95, to have seen firsthand how one man with both means and desire could transform a community. In an age of selfishness, he was a shining light, a selfless man who devoted himself to science education among a number of other philanthropic endeavors, and an example of how America could truly be Great Again. When I graduated from high school in the late sixties America was number one in the world in Math and Science; we slipped, plunged really, since then. For example, more than 150 years after Darwin published "The Origin of Species" there are still 100 million Americans that believe the Earth was created in seven days. Walter placed his considerable resources on the front line of science literacy. Long may he be remembered and long may we follow his example and delight in the beauty of the Earth and how it works.