If, as evolutionists maintain, ground crickets are descended from other insects, then a great many fossil specimens of "semi-ground crickets" insects that had just been in the process of turning into their final form should have been found. Yet all the cricket fossils unearthed to date have complete and flawless structures and are identical to those living today. The thesis that living things are descended from a common forebear remains just a dream. Steven Stanley, a professor of paleontology, expresses this state of affairs thus: "Species that were once thought to have turned into others have been found to overlap in time with these alleged descendants. In fact, the fossil record does not convincingly document a single transition from one species to another." (S. M. Stanley, The New Evolutionary Timetable: Fossils, Genes and the Origin of Species, New York: Basic Books, 1981, p. 95)