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Subject:  Re: He Lost 95% of His "Friends" Date:  10/18/2012  7:12 AM
Author:  lhaselden Number:  183708 of 196872

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Marriage provides some reasonable assurance of legitimacy of offspring, hence the payment for brides, and also reduces the need for competition for mating once a mate is selected. It's an adaptation for a species that is both social, aggressive, and has a higher rate of success through genes being passed along by many rather than from a single alpha male who sires as many offspring as possible until the next alpha can knock him off.
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Possible theory, however many will tell you that our species is not well adapted to marriage, evidence seems to point to a lack of that particular adaptation.

Some species are adapted to monogamy. some species are not.

My theory is that marriage was instituted by God. I am not aware that HE gave us HIS reasons...
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