Transitional Quotes (2 quotes)
Since we proposed punctuated equilibria to explain trends, it is infuriating to be quoted again and again by creationistswhether through design or stupidity, I do not knowas admitting that the fossil record includes no transitional forms. Transitional forms are generally lacking at the species level, but they are abundant between larger groups.
We should therefore, with grace and optimism, embrace NOMAs tough-minded demand: Acknowledge the personal character of these human struggles about morals and meanings, and stop looking for definite answers in natures construction. But many people cannot bear to surrender nature as a transitional objecta babys warm blanket for our adult comfort. But when we do (for we must) , nature can finally emerge in her true form: not as a distorted mirror of our needs, but as our most fascinating comp anion. Only then can we unite the patches built by our separate magisteria into a beautiful and coherent quilt called wisdom.