Miss Ann is entirely correct here.
Darwin believed that as more fossils were discovered the missing transitional forms would turn up and give us a complete picture of the evolution of most species, including man.
It never happened and the theories that have been put forward to explain the sudden appearance of new species require more pure faith to believe than the biblical account of 6-day creation.
We are now supposed to believe some variation of the "hopeful monster" theory in which a lizard lays an egg and a bird hatches out of it. There is absolutely no mechanism to account for this other than the intervention of an outside intellect with the power to bring about such a change but we are told that any variation of intelligent design theory is off limits because it mixes religion with science.
Yet science wishes for us to believe something which is flatly impossible.
Who are the faith-based fanatics wanting to shove their belief system down other people's throats?
Oh, and while you are grieving over the death of the "horse series" in which eohippus was supposed to have evolved into equus ponder this.
Homo Sapiens is supposed to be about two hundred thousand years old. Yet agriculture and animal husbandry and cities and all the other foundations of modern civilization are only around 6000 years old.
Are we really supposed to believe that people whose brains were essentially identical to ours and who therefore had all the potential that we have for observation and invention did nothing for one hundred and ninety-four thousand years except figure out slightly more efficient ways to chip flint spear points? And then one day - in three widely separated places (the Nile river delta, Mesopotamia and Mesoamerica) at essentially the exact same time and out of thin air - figured out how to lay the foundation for modern civilization?
Think about it. In 1/32 of the time it took our ancestors to get to "fire good, dog friend" modern man gets to "the Eagle has landed" and the launch of the iPhone 5.
Again, who are the faith based fanatics trying to shove an irrational belief system down other people's throats?