Darwin - Darwin'.HookerbecameDarwin'smainresource...

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Darwin's friendship with Hooker grew. Hooker became Darwin's main resource  regarding evolution, a topic that remained his true love even while he was in the midst of  his barnacle research. Hooker's botanical expertise was a useful anchor for Darwin's  speculations on the origins of species. Any time he had a question about plant  distribution or varieties, Hooker could be depended on to find an answer, if there was  one. He invited Hooker to spend time at Down, where the two would go on walks around  the grounds before Darwin, sick as ever, returned to his room to rest. In January 1847, at the end of one of these week-long visits, Darwin gave Hooker a copy  of the sketch on evolution by natural selection that he had started in 1842 and expanded  in 1844. It was now 231 manuscript pages long. Hooker's response was what Darwin  was looking for: he was not yet convinced, but he found it well-reasoned. But his real 
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