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Subject:  Re: He Lost 95% of His "Friends" Date:  10/18/2012  7:12 AM
Author:  lhaselden Number:  183708 of 198322

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.

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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