From John Morales:
Rhology said: We cite Gee to show the dissension over such basic ideas as the support lent from the fossil record within the Darwinian camp.
Dissention (sic), eh?
Here's PZ Myers on the subject.
"First of all, the fossil evidence is flawed and imperfect, which every evolutionary biologist will tell you, and as creationists are fond of quoting. Even Darwin's Origin goes on at length to document the imperfection of the geological record — all it can do is demonstrate a long pattern of change and diversity over earth's history (which does contradict literalist interpretations of the bible) and hint at transitions and connections between lineages … and even the fossil lineages are a product of a connect-the-dots sort of exercise."
I have a feeling I'll be referring back to this from time to time...
Darwinians speak out of both sides of their mouth. When arguing about ToE, the fossil record is great, it's wonderful, it's fantastic, it's more than sufficient.
When called on the dissension in the ranks, they "remember" that the fossil record is incomplete and insufficient.
Moving the goalposts as needed - it's the MO of the Darwinian camp.