‘…I fully agree with your comments on the lack of direct illustration of evolutionary transitions in my book. If I knew of any, fossil or living, I would certainly have included them…Yet Gould and the American Museum people are hard to contradict when they say there are no transitional fossils…I will lay it on the line – there is not one such fossil for which one could make a watertight argument.’
Personal letter from Dr Colin Patterson, Senior Paleontologist at the British Museum of Natural History in London, to L. Sunderland.