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)
GIVE HIM THE SLIP
Movie "bad guys" give pursuers the slip when they escape capture. At sea, it was sometimes necessary to "slip" the anchor cable to escape from peril, either leaving it behind or dragging it alongside until it could be hoisted safely.