Whenever I see someone asking for a 'trail' of transitional forms (and there are plenty), I know those who make this demand will never be satisfied. No matter how many fossils we find, they will always complain that there are some 'missing links'.

It is as if we have tens of thousands of movie stills showing July Garland in various locations in Oz, which can be arranged to tell a story of her arrival, quest and ultimate return to Kansas---and yet some of us insist that we have not 'proven' that there is any actual film called 'The Wizard of Oz'.

Instead (they claim) each and every frame must have been deliberately crafted by the still photographer, and the idea that they can be arranged to tell a moving story is just some fantasy we've all agreed to promote in order to deny the still photographer's existence.

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