Since Darwin" s time, evolution" s advocates have been trying to find their imaginary ""intermediate links."" Darwin himself always hoped that they would be found one day. Because Darwinists tried to keep Darwin"s legacy alive in their own way, they truly believed that fossils would eventually provide the evidence they expected. However, developments proved contrary to their expectations. The fossil record proclaimed that intermediate forms never existed on Earth, that living species never changed, and that they were created. One of the most important indications of that fact is this leaf from the Eocene epoch, 54 to 37 million years ago.