Edward O. Wilson was a biologist, naturalist, and author along with being an Alabama native. Called "the father of sociobiology" and "the father of biodiversity," and nicknamed “Ant Man” for being the world’s leading expert on Ants, Wilson was considered a pioneer across the world. Wilson showed us how some of the smallest creatures could answer the biggest questions.
Rest in Peace, Edward O. Wilson (June 10, 1929 – December 26, 2021)
A "mainstay" carries the greatest weight in an organization. Aboard sailing ships, the mainstay was part of a vessel's standing (stationary) rigging, a rope or wire that helped support the main mast, which carried the largest sails.