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Heat and Evolution Rate

Is the rate of evolution defined by temperature? Can a species change to a subspecies and back as the environment dictates? Did the Mega Fauna disappear or merely alter their state? A domestic pig apparently reverts to a wild boar in a few generations if left unmeddled. Generally that would involve becoming, hairier, fiercer, better camouflaged, and developing a better sense of smell. All this by simply making life a little more uncertain and dependant on the elements. Water, changes to ice and back. Who is to say which state is its natural state? But life in water develops fins. Life on ice develops feet and fur. Could evolution have foresight and anticipate these weather changes and have inbuilt genetic on/off adaptation switches? It seems evolution never stops but If the planet's temperature stablized would evolution slowly grind to a halt? No idea. Just raving.
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