Missing Links & Inbetween Forms
Evolution Says .....
The fossil record is full of innumerable links (inbetween forms), which show exactly how evolution took place.
The Facts Are .....
(1) Many people believe that the fossil record provides the best evidence for evolution. A study by the world-renowned geneticist, Professor Richard Goldschmidt, in 1940 indicated that there were no transitional forms between the higher categories of living things. So 100 years after Charles Darwin said that there were no transitional forms, there were still none. American Scientist, Vol. 40, 1952 p:97
(2) Recently discovered tiny, worm-like carnivorous creatures called peripatids, have been put forward by some evolutionists as the missing link between insects and worms. This seems ridiculous as these animals include species which have a placenta, like mammals. This reproductive feature, according to the evolutionary time-scale, is very advanced, far too advanced for such primitive creatures. The peripatids do not therefore represent a very primitive missing link. The Advertiser (Adelaide), January 8, 1987 p:3
(3) "... I fully agree with your comments (in your letter) on the lack of direct illustration of evolutionary transitions in my book (entitled "Evolution"). If I knew of any, fossil or living, I would certainly have included them ..... As a palaeontologist myself, I am much occupied with the philosophical problems of identifying ancestral forms in the fossil record. You say (in your letter) that I should at least 'show a photo of the fossil from which each type of organism was derived'. I will lay it on the line - there is not one such fossil for which one could make a watertight argument. The reason is that statements about ancestry and descent are not applicable in the fossil record". Contents of a letter written on April 10, 1979, by Dr Colin Patterson, a senior palaeoanthropologist at the British Museum of Natural History. Recorded in Luther Sunderland's "Darwin's Enigma", Master Books: El Cajon (California), 1988 p:88-90
(4) "It may be firmly maintained that it is not even possible to make a caricature of an evolution out of paleo-biological facts. The fossil material is now so complete that it has been possible to construct new classes, and the lack of transitional series cannot be explained as being due to the scarcity of material. The deficiencies are real, they will never be filled." Written by the famed botanist and evolutionist Dr N. Heribert Nilsson (Professor, Lund University, Sweden) as a summary of the fossil record, in "Synthetische Artbildung", Verlag CWKE Geerup: Lund (Sweden), 1954. Quoted also in Arthur C. Custance's book "The Earth Before Man", Part II, Doorway Paper No. 20, Doorway Pub: Brockville (Canada), p:51
(5) "It remains true, as every palaeontologist knows, that most new species, genera, and families, and that nearly all categories above the level of families, appear in the (geological) record suddenly and are not led up to by known, gradual, completely continuous transitional sequences." Written by George Gaylord Simpson in " The Major Features of Evolution", Columbia University Press: New York, 1953 p:360
(6) "Evolution requires intermediate forms between species and palaeontology does not provide them." Written by David B. Kitts in "Palaeontology and Evolutionary Theory", Evolution, Vol. 28, September 1974 p:467
(7) "On the fundamental level it becomes a rigorously demonstratable fact that there are no transitional types, and that the so-called missing links are indeed non-existent." Written by physicist and research mathematician Dr Wolfgang Smith (Professor of Mathematics, Oregon State University) in his book "Teilhardism and the New Religion: A Thorough Analysis of the Teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin", Tan Books & Pub. Inc: Rockford (USA), 1988 p:8
(8) "The curious thing is that there is a consistency about the fossil gaps; the fossils are missing in all the important places." Written by archaeologist Francis Hitching (Royal Institute of Archaeology) in "The Neck of the Giraffe or Where Darwin Went Wrong", Penguin Books: Bergenfield (USA), 1982 p:19
(9) "The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as the trade secret of palaeontology. The evolutionary trees that adorn our textbooks have data only at the tips and nodes of their branches; the rest is inference, however reasonable, not the evidence of fossils." Written by evolutionist and palaeontologist Stephen Jay Gould (Professor of Geology and Palaeontology, Harvard University) in his article "Evolution's Erratic Pace", in Natural History, Vol. 86, No.5, May 1977 p:13-14
(10) "Since we have not the slightest evidence, either among living or the fossil animals, of any intergrading types following the major groups, it is a fair supposition that there never have been any such intergrading types." An admission by biologist Dr Austin Clark of the Smithsonian Institute as editor of the book "The New Evolution: Zoogenesis", Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore, 1930 p:189
(11) "Within continuously sampled lineages, one rarely finds the gradual morphological trends predicted by Darwinian evolution; rather, change occurs with the sudden appearance of new, well-differentiated species." Written by Robert E. Ricklefs (Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, USA) in his article "Paleontologists Confronting Macroevolution", in Science, Vol. 199 January 6, 1978 p:59
(12) "Instead of finding the gradual unfolding of life, what geologists of Darwin's time and geologists of the present day actually find is a highly uneven or jerky record; that is, species appear in the sequence very suddenly, show little or no change during their existence in the record, then abruptly go out of the record." Written by David Raup, curator of the Field Museum of Natural History, in Chicago (USA) in "Conflict Between Darwin and Palaeontology", Field Museum of Natural History Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1979. He rejects the idea that the rock record shows a gradual evolution of life.
(13) "The abrupt appearance of higher taxa (living things) in the fossil record has been a perennial puzzle. Not only do characteristic and distinctive remains of phyla appear suddenly, without known ancestors, but several classes of a phylum, orders of a class, and so on, commonly appear at approximately the same time without known intermediates." Written by James W. Valentine & Cathryn A. Campbell in "Genetic Regulation and the Fossil Record", American Scientist, Vol. 63, Nov/Dec 1975 p:673
(14) "As is well known, most fossil species appear instantaneously in the fossil record." Written by evolutionist Tom Kemp (Curator of the University Museum, Oxford University) in has article "A Fresh Look at the Fossil Record", in New Scientist, Vol. 108, No. 1485, December 1985 p:66
(15) "The record of evolution is still surprisingly jerky and, ironically, we have even fewer examples of evolutionary transitions than we had in Darwin's time. By this I mean that some of the classic cases of Darwinian change in the fossil record, such as the evolution of the horse in North America, have had to be discarded or modified as a result of more detailed information ....." Written by Dr David M. Raup (Curator of Geology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago) in his article "Conflicts Between Darwin and Paleontology", in Field Museum of Natural History Bulletin, Vol. 50, No. 1, 1979 p:25
(16) "Since 1859 one of the most vexing properties of the fossil record has been its obvious imperfection. For the evolutionist this imperfection is most frustrating as it precludes any real possibility for mapping out the path of organic evolution owing to an infinity of 'missing links'." Written by Dr Arthur J. Boucot (Professor of Geology, Oregon State University, USA) in "Evolution and Extinction Rate Controls", Elsevier: Amsterdam, 1975 p:196
(17) "The main reason for inventing these macromutations (which produce evolutionary change) is that there are some features of plants and animals which can hardly be imagined as arising by gradual steps; the adaptive value of the perfected structure is easily seen, but intermediate steps seem to be useless, or even harmful." Dr Colin Patterson of the British Museum of Natural History expounding that evolutionary mutations are just an invented theory in his book "Evolution", British Museum of Natural History: London, 1978 p:142