In his book Origin of Species Darwin wrote “Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory”
On The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin, Penguin Books, 1968, Chapter IX, page 292.
In his updated version of Darwin Almost Like a Whale – The Origin of Species Updated, Professor Steve Jones, wrote: “Far from the display of intermediates to be expected from slow advance through natural selection, many species appear without warning, persist in fixed form, and disappear, leaving no descendants. Geology assuredly does not reveal any finely graduated organic chain, and this is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against the theory of evolution”.
Steve Jones, Almost Like a Whale – The Origin of Species Updated,Black Swan, 1999, p253
Evidence News 13 February 2008