Peahens’ preference for long tail in their male counterpart has been a boon as well as bane to them, the peacock I mean. The preference has resulted in better and larger tails as breeding would further lead to passing along the trait to the progenies.
Now comes the bane part: The evolutionary process has made the tail heavy and attractive but this flamboyancy has resulted in slowing down their movements and hence an easier prey.
After some amount of time, the population of peacock begins to decline, even as the tails kept getting longer. Result? Slowing down of their population number or what the Evolutionary theorists call, the “biological suicide”.
However, here, I’d like to bring about the theory of evolution, which is ubiquitous and so are the societies across the world. If peacocks have to become obsolete, they will, after all, there is ‘survival of the fittest’. If the Peahens’ cannot adapt, they won’t survive.
Similarly, if financial crisis is the new trend that the economy is paving then will capitalism survive, well, let’s wait & watch.