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Stephen Jay Gould on Punctuated Equilibria

"Evolution as Fact and Theory" in Science and Creationism (New York: Oxford University Press, 1984), p. 124.

Since we proposed punctuated equilibria to explain trends, it is infuriating to be quoted again and again by creationists — whether through design or stupidity, I do not know — as admitting that the fossil record includes no transitional forms. The punctuations occur at the level of species; directional trends (on the staircase model) are rife at the higher level of transitions within major groups.