"therefore some form of transitional stage between species would exist in the fossil record but that is not the case"
I think that this is a fantastic conversation. A little healthy debate is good for the mind. We just need to be careful how we word the rest of this conversation, because the moderators will shut this thread down (I'v seen it happen several times with this line of topic). I think this is fantastic and relevant stuff so I hope that we can keep this thread going no matter where this topic may lead.