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Posted 6/9/10

TheAncientOne wrote:


alupihan45 wrote:


TheAncientOne wrote:
Disease alone was a majority factor in contributing to a substantially shorter average life span.

Sanitation was often lacking, especially in cities.

It doesn't help if food is fresh if it is often lacking in quantity, which was a common problem earlier in history.

It is concrete fact that average life expectancy was shorter in the past.
One example from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/241864.stm:

The average life expectancy for a male child born in the UK between 1276 and 1300 was 31.3 years. In 1998, it is 76.


that is AD. How about BC?

Highest was a bit over 35, during the iron and bronze ages:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_expectancy#cite_note-sticerd.lse.ac.uk-8

It actually dropped to 28 during the classic Greek and Roman eras. My speculation is that may have been due to increased warfare, and greater mobility of the populace, leading to a greater spread of diseases.

If you are one of those types that immediately dismiss anything from Wikipedia as unreliable, please note the citations at the bottom of the article. The source for the iron and bronze age info appears to be an academic paper. The source for classic Greece and Rome is Britannica.com (the online version of Encyclopedia Britannica).


oh. my bad. i thought we are talking about natural death... you were on the other page
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Posted 6/11/10
Its ok as long as I get threesomes every night

Now my serious response. I have no moral objection to someone having multiple spouses. As long as you do not do some trick where you have one on the east coast and one on the west coast and do not tell them about each other. If people believe they can share then who am I to stop them?

Then again, I object to the fact that some men will then have 10 women and I will have none. Personally I do not like sharing women. I want the one I am with to be with only me. I would expect the same of any potential partners I have.
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Posted 6/16/10
I don't think polygamy or polyandry are for me... ( I might someday be proven wrong)

on the other hand I have nothing against allowing both of them for others.

As long as all participants are consenting adults and adhere to whatever rules they agree on. I don't think it's any of my business.

I would object to 'honour killings' or any other attempt by a would be 'patria postestas' to claim executive authority over his(or her) family.
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Posted 6/16/10
I do not see the need to hold morals or ethics deep inside my heart.

I, if not finding true love, would personally love having multiple spouses. People grow old; vaginas gets ripped. Need to buy more orange juice with money.
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Posted 6/20/10
well it depends on your beliefs and values....personally i don think it is appropriate to have more than one spouse. i believe you should only have one that fills up your missing half
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Posted 6/20/10

linnyt wrote:

well it depends on your beliefs and values....personally i don think it is appropriate to have more than one spouse. i believe you should only have one that fills up your missing half


What if I require the companionship of many to fill this empty void? Why should one person be burdened with the futile task of filling up this emptiness?
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Posted 6/21/10
like i said it depends on your beliefs and values and what i posted was my values
Posted 6/24/10
i dont see the problem with it but for me i just want my guy for myself even though its a bit selfish of me
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