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September 15th, 2008

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05:15 pm - Thing of the day I hate
The assertion that polygamous relationships are "better" than monogamous ones with the implications that monogamous relationships involve one or more of the incomplete following set: ownership of someone, sexism, a high rate of failure.

It's extremely difficult to calculate any sort of expected value. It is also difficult to speculate effectively on the outcome if a different factor had been present. Statistics are fraught with difficulties, up to and including the incomplete following set: cultural differences (secular and clerical), incomplete studies, incompatible definitions, ineffective reporting.

I *hate* elitist poly folk.

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Date:September 17th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
The Heinlein examples are mostly semi-closed sets, which is different from how most people I know practice polyamory.
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Date:September 17th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
Agreed -- they're generally described as marriages.

Still, there are early glimpses of other arrangements, such as the very open marriage practiced by Lazarus's parents. That becomes the focus of later works such as "The Cat Who Walked Through Walls".

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