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Response to Comment on “How Cats Lap: Water Uptake by Felis catus

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Science  21 Oct 2011:
Vol. 334, Issue 6054, pp. 311
DOI: 10.1126/science.1203157

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We return to the physics of cat lapping to show that our proposed scaling analysis predicts the functional dependencies revealed by the experimental data more accurately than a recently proposed alternative description by Nauenberg. Experimental verification of functional dependencies, rather than single numerical values, represents the appropriate test for any scaling argument.

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