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Comment author: puls 25 June 2010 03:36:34AM 1 point [-]

Yes, and it would sustain less critical damage. I'm sure that both benefits contribute to the preservation of tail-rattling traits.

Comment author: MoreOn 10 December 2010 04:05:17AM 7 points [-]

All of these sound like a posteriori justifications than a priori predictions. Good ones. But still.

Comment author: Icehawk78 30 December 2010 03:43:06PM 8 points [-]

That's kind of the point of this article. Evolution doesn't "choose" something, it just has changes happen, and if, like a rattle happening to scare off threats or reduce lethal damage, it aids survival, then it increases in the population.