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Thread: Polygamy: Why not?

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    gender-cleansing
    I saw this and thought "gendercide" and thought I was being clever but apparently it's already a real term:
    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gendercide]Gendercide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I saw this and thought "gendercide" and thought I was being clever but apparently it's already a real term:
    Gendercide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    We have no time for terms that are already in existence. We need something fresh...something raunchy...

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Jones View Post
    danarhea,

    You got that right. You know Zappa.

    But in reality, yellow snow can be found wherever man or beast finds snow.

    Though, you can only find lonely dental floss in Montana.
    True that, but I bet you won't find any baby seals to beat up in Montana.
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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    LOL - Boogilie Woogilie! - I forgot about the baby seals - I guess Zappa was into nature in his own strange way.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    LOL - I just got through listening to some Zappa - it's been awhile.

    It's "Great googly moogly!" - Not Boogilie Woogilie.

    Liike I said, it's been awhile.

    But I am glad to get the opportunity to revist it.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Ca-tho-lic Girls!

    with a tiny little mustache.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    So does anyone see any way around the problem I presented other than mass murder?

    At a guess, Korimyr was probably thinking more along the lines of warfare and duelling to "cull the herd", weed out those with weaker survival traits, and leave those with superior genes to reproduce more often via polygyny.

    This was pretty commonplace in earlier societies were polygyny was practiced. Indeed, it is likely that polygyny came into practice because there were not enough surviving young men to go around if marriage was monogamous.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Mass murder might lower the male-to-female ratio of a given society-- which is practically essential to maintaining order-- but it doesn't produce beneficial cultural attitudes or encourage stronger individuals to reproduce. It also tends to be implemented along racial lines, potentially removing useful traits from the gene pool.

    On the other hand, a society which allows young men to settle disputes with sabers and considers facial scars to be attractive symbols of physical courage will naturally lower the male-to-female ratio by attrition at the same time that it encourages both courtesy and physicality.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Mass murder might lower the male-to-female ratio of a given society-- which is practically essential to maintaining order-- but it doesn't produce beneficial cultural attitudes or encourage stronger individuals to reproduce. It also tends to be implemented along racial lines, potentially removing useful traits from the gene pool.

    On the other hand, a society which allows young men to settle disputes with sabers and considers facial scars to be attractive symbols of physical courage will naturally lower the male-to-female ratio by attrition at the same time that it encourages both courtesy and physicality.

    Almost every day I encounter someone who makes me wish duelling were legal.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Most everyones hit on my thoughts in the thread....

    I don't have any issue with it in a general sense. If people want to get married to multiple partners in a personal way and their religion or whatever allows it fine.

    I don't think legally it should be recognized for more than 2 people together though due to the amazingly huge over haul logistically to our system we'd need to do to make it work, not to mention the issue (though not the slippery slope scope) 1069 brought up of interconnecting webs.

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