fair, as scrupulously impartial as

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Although segregation distorters exist they aren't very common. We could go on to ask why they aren't common, which is another way of asking why the process of meiosis is normally fair, as scrupulously impartial as tossing a good penny.
(The Selfish Gene; Richard Dawkins)

Would you be so kind as to tell me whether the pause represented by the red comma should be understood as that is?

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