Comment: Rolling the dice faster or slower does not change the odds.

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Rolling the dice faster or slower does not change the odds.

If an "extinction event" indeed speeds up evolution, change should really takeoff once we've incinerated ourselves and everything else on the planet. That will not occur, IMO. The earth would simply become another dead planet. Like the Big Bang theory, evolution will eventually also be shelved as another one of man's erroneous thought processes.