Thursday, October 06, 2005

Question

In polygamous societies, what happens to all the extra men?

Nobody has ever been able to explain this to me satisfactorily, and it just DOESN'T ADD UP.

6 comments:

Carrie said...

I am not an expert by any means, but I think those societies have a lot of wars and stuff, so the extra men are killed off.

Thud said...

Carrie got to it before I did. Also, I think you have to be able to afford to support and/or buy all those wives; only the very rich get to be polygamous.

Wiccachicky said...

Oh man - now I'm going to be thinking about this all day.

Andy said...

They don't get laid regularly.

There is nothing to suggest that all men (or the majority of men) have to have partners for a society to be succesful.

melinama said...

Yeah, the sensitive guys just waft around feeling ... uh... unsatisfied.

Jennifer said...

*snort*

When you find out, let us all know, mkay? I've got a few single girlfriends who'd pay fot the info. :-)