Neal Eldred Posted: 22 Sep 94 10:57 And in 1994, to add to your quote collection, we have

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Neal Eldred Posted: 22 Sep 94 10:57 And in 1994, to add to your quote collection, we have Stephen Jay Gould, writing of whales in _Natural History_ 5/94, pp.8-15: "... I am absolutely delighted to report that our usually recalcitrant fossil record has come through in exemplary fashion. During the past fifteen years, new discoveries in Africa and Pakistan have added greatly to our paleontological knowledge of the earliest history of whales. The embarrassment of past absence has been replaced by a bounty of new evidence - and by the sweetest series of transitional fossils an evolutionist could every hope to find. ... I don't mean to sound jaded or dogmatic, but Ambulocetus is so close to our expectation for a transitional form that its discovery could not provide a professional paleontologist with the greatest of all pleasures in science - surprise." Year by year, the gaps erode.

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