If you were President of the US and you were making decisions on trading, would you rather have a comparative or absolute advantage in trading? Can you have both a comparative and absolute advantage in trading?
In economics, the principle of absolute advantage refers to the ability of a party (an individual, or firm, or country) to produce more of a good product or service than competitors, using the same amount of resources.
Predators seek out the weakest prey, avoiding conflict when they do not know for certain they have an absolute advantage. They search for their prey and learn very quickly the indicators that show their assault will likely be successful.