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  1. Difficult to establish phylogeny -- Ayala and Valentine
  2. Fossil record has disappointingly few gradual series -- Futuyma
  3. Sudden diversification of multi-cellular life -- Eldredge
  4. Little evidence for phyletic gradualism -- Gould, Luria, and Singer
  5. Difficult to find fossils intermediate in morphology and stratigraphic position -- Cracraft
  6. Taxa appear suddenly -- Eldredge
  7. Species overlap in time -- Stanley
  8. Fossils cloud attempts at phylogeny -- Fortey
  9. No empirical evidence for sustained trends -- Gould and Eldredge
  10. No phylum level designs since Cambrian -- Valentine and Jablonski
  11. Trends are after the fact render of evolutionary history -- Eldredge
  12. Punctuated equilibria rests on shaky ground -- Ricklefs
  13. Fossils do not prove that evolution occurs -- Kitts
  14. Paleontologists paid enormous price for Darwin's argument -- Gould
  15. Paleontologists cheat in reconstructing animals -- Bengtsons
  16. Multicellular animals appear with a bang -- Gould
  17. Fossils caused Darwin more grief than joy -- Gould
  18. Major groups appear suddenly -- Futuyma
  19. Taxa appear suddenly and without intermediates -- Eldredge
  20. Every paleontologist knows taxa appear suddenly -- Simpson
  21. The gaps are real -- Wesson
  22. Groups abruptly appear and disappear -- Newell
  23. Contradiction of Darwin's gradualism and paleontology -- Mayr
  24. Fossils do not reveal gradual transformations -- Bowler
  25. An uneven or jerky fossil record -- Raup
  26. The major problem in proving evolution is the fossil record -- Czarnecki
  27. Little evidence of modification within species -- Smith
  28. The principle problem is stasis -- Williamson
  29. Members of a biota remain stable -- Eldredge
  30. Fossil species remain unchanged -- Woodroff
  31. Paleontologists have long known about stasis and abrupt appearance -- Gould
  32. Paleontologists have been searching in vain -- Eldredge
  33. Evolutionary interpretation is a circular argument -- Kemp
  34. Ladder of evolution is not borne out by evidence -- Newell
  35. Nothing much happens to most species -- Gould
  36. Non-change was tacitly acknowledged -- Gould
  37. Paleontologists knew it but preferred to ignore it -- Eldredge and Tattersall
  38. We have many gaps in key areas -- McGowan
  39. Absence of gradual intermediate transitional forms -- Eldredge
  40. Punctuationists and gradualists both agree the gaps are real -- Dawkins
  41. Fossil record has precious little intermediate forms -- Gould
  42. Transitional forms are inordinately scarce -- Brouwer
  43. No need to apologize for the fossil record -- Neville
  44. Fossil record flatly fails to substantiate finely-graded change -- Eldredge and Tattersall
  45. Gaps can not be easily explained by poor fossil record -- Eldredge
  46. Fossil record more complete than generally accepted -- Paul
  47. Links missing where we most want them -- Jepsen, Mayr, and Simpson
  48. Deep dark secrets of paleontology -- Cracraft
  49. No evolutionist uses the fossil record as evidence -- Ridley
  50. Inability to construct functional intermediates -- Gould
  51. Constancy about the fossil gaps -- Hitching
  52. No evidence for transitional creatures -- _The Guardian Weekly_
  53. Fossil record should be fife with transitional forms -- Schwartz
  54. Evolution requires intermediate forms and paleontology does not provide -- Kitts
  55. Gaps are a persistent problem -- Williamson
  56. If I knew of any evolutionary transitions -- Patterson
  57. Spontaneous generation arising to evolution is scientifically impossible --Wald
  58. An article of faith -- Urey
  59. The only acceptable explanation is creation -- Lipson
  60. Plant fossils favor creation -- Corner
  61. Based on faith alone -- More
  62. Nothing contrary to conservative creationists -- Ambrose
  63. No recognizable way for conscience life to have emerged -- Eccles
  64. Pseudometaphysical hypothesis -- Smith
  65. Origin of life is still a mystery -- d'Aubigne
  66. Too complex to have occurred by chance -- Rubin
  67. Evolution has grave defects -- Fleischmann
  68. Macroevolution fails at every level -- Haines
  69. No definitive evidence that viruses, bacteria, or protozoa are inter-related -- Kerkut
  70. No proof life was not created -- Jostrow
  71. Paleontologists say fossils support gradualism knowing that it does not -- Eldredge
  72. Well-documented lineages don't withstand scrutiny -- Paul
  73. Abominable mystery -- Darwin
  74. Origin of life appears to be almost a miracle -- Crick
  75. The most obvious and serious objection against the theory -- Darwin
  76. Devoted myself to a fantasy -- Darwin
  77. No evidence for the origin of fish -- Norman
  78. No known fish directly ancestral to land vertebrates -- Stahl
  79. No scientists can prove evolution -- Millikan
  80. Evolution accepted because creation is incredible
  81. Unproved and unprovable -- Keith
  82. We cannot prove a single species has changed -- Darwin
  83. Rightfully reject my whole theory -- Darwin
  84. My theory would absolutely break down -- Darwin
  85. That fact would be fatal to the theory of descent -- Darwin
  86. Lungfish have origins firmly based on nothing -- White
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