In 1982, paleontologists Niles Eldredge and Ian Tattersall noted that it is a “myth that the evolutionary histories of living beings are essentially a matter of discovery.”
Independent groups of researchers (e.g., Hössjer et al. 2016), more or less skeptical of common ancestry, have suggested the alternative model of initial heterozygotic diversity.
The exhibit may be headed to a public library near you.
There is no continuous stack of photos documenting our unbroken history all the way back to our “fishy ancestor” Tiktaalik.