fact of evolution, one would expect the fossils to document a gradual steady change from ancestral forms to the descendants. But this is not what the paleontologists finds. Instead, he or she finds gaps in just about every phyletic series.”
nErnst Mayr (Professor Emeritus in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard
University, Hailed as the Darwin of the 20thcentury), What Evolution Is, 2001, p. 14.