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Submitted by Jorge (United States), Nov 30, 2008 at 19:05


I recommend this link for you to read:


1) %49.3 of US population were males, %51.7 were females (2007 official Government Census).

2) A big part of the gender difference is attributed to the fact that US woman life expectancy exceeds that of a US man by 4 years (80 versus 76 years old). Good luck on finding husbands for those ladies in their late 70's.

I don't know where you came up with this screaming "EIGHT MILLION" figure from. You ought to verify things before you pull numbers out of your rear end. Moreover, there are quite few nations where male percentage slightly exceeds female percentage. All in all, worldwide figures add up to 50-50 not even 51-49.

Shifting from statistics to biology...if you studied biology in high school, you realize gender is determined by sex chromosome. Either X or Y. The chance is 1/2 equal exactly %50. That means one man for one woman....that's Nature's rule. Polygamy sounds unnatural.

I am not pointing to Muslems in particular. Polygamy is also practiced by few Mormons and in some other faiths.


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