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    7 days ago

    Darwin did extensive work on barnacles, and wrote to his cousin WD Fox in 1852:

    I am at work on the second vol. of the Cirripedia, of which creatures I am wonderfully tired: I hate a Barnacle as no man ever did before, not even a Sailor in a slow-sailing ship.

    But in 1855, he felt nostalgia for them, and wrote to Fox:

    all nature is perverse & will not do as I wish it, & just at present I wish I had the old Barnacles to work at & nothing new