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Response to paleotn (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 07:51 AM

48. Mass extinctions lead to new species

We wouldn't exist as humans if not for the previous five mass extinctions that eliminated the more successful, high-profile lifeforms. It takes millions of years, but eventually new life flourishes in some unexpected way, such as a small mammal leading to Homo sapiens.

So I view this sixth mass extinction as the platform for some current underdog species to come into its own many millions of years from now.

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