Transitional Fossils – How Many Transitional Fossils Have We Discovered?
Before we answer this question on transitional fossils, it is essential to understand the difference between micro and macro evolution.
Macro-evolution is transition from one sexually compatible set (or "kind") to another.
Transitional Fossils – Darwin’s Thoughts
Darwin, widely acclaimed as the father of modern evolution theory, voiced his concern for the lack of transitional fossils in his classic, Origin of Species (1859):
"Lastly, looking not to any one time, but to all time, if my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking closely together all the species of the same group, must assuredly have existed. But, as by this theory, innumerable transitional forms must have existed, why do we not find them embedded in countless numbers in the crust of the earth?"
Modern Intelligent Design theorists cite the lack of transitional fossils as an indictment against macro-evolutionary theory. Evidence for Evolution? Read More Now!