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Male needs Polygyny, Man finds Monogamy I (Problem Part)

 Male needs Polygyny, Man finds Monogamy I (Problem Part)

Human race was evolved biologically and then it raised itself culturally. Doctrines, morals, ethics, laws etc. are all part of this culture which the human race has developed. But different localities developed their cultures differently. They have variations. 

The manner of procreation is one such area where this diversity is more noticeable. In defining and reshaping the better and appropriate mode of natural and non artificial mode of procreation we have to delve into the psyche of human beings as a species rather than as a political entity.

Politically there is no difference between a man and a woman. They both have rights to cast equal votes and attain same or similar political objectives. But some people, after starting it from this political equality have stretched this concept of equality too far. They want to undo all the difference between man and woman only on the basis of political assumptions even if those differences are far beyond the political domain. For example, despite being of different physical structure and mental psyche woman was forced to pursue a political slogan and was asked to do the same things as a man used to do by his very nature. This has stretched the stamina of woman. Now woman has started feeling tired with these hollow unsceintific but political slogans.

There are so many areas of such forced compulsions. It is not possible to deal with all of them here in this small article. For the purpose only one such area is chosen and that is – procreation.

There are so many aspects of procreation also. Culturally in Hindu mythology before creating this world Lord Brahma created five mental creations i.e. Sanak, Sanandan, Sanat, Sanatan and Ribhu Kumar. These were the determination, the joy, the authenticity, the continuity and the effort. In fact these were the five broad principles on which this world was later created by him. Out of these five basic principles the second is the joy and fourth is the continuity. If Sanatan (i.e. the procreation) is not coupled with Sanandan (i.e. the joy) then this would have been a mistake of the Nature and the population of this world would have not increased so smoothly. 

Similar parables are there in Christian mythology where the Adam and Eve were blessed with the joy (apple) and temptation for the continuity (the Satan). They had temptation to have joy and procreate. All cultures had attached joy with procreation in one or the other forms. 

Some anthropologists contend that this was merely a manifestation of a physically existing fact in nature. But this epistemological discussion is not the objective here. The objective is to implore the Biological truth behind these cultural metaphors. This article seeks to delve into an area of human existence where this Political Entity “Man” is a Biological Being “Male”; where the Political Entity “Woman” is a Biological Being “Female”; and where this Cultural Process of “Procreation” is called Evolutionary Compulsion “Mating”.
 
Biologically humans are mammals. And the mammals have some specific evolutionary characteristics. Their gestation period is long as compared to other species. This long gestation period gives the father i.e. the male a long time gap between the impregnation of its female and the birth of the new offspring. In this period the female is now occupied with the pregnancy and would be available for further mating only after the birth of the offspring and a minimum period of its infancy. After the birth of the offspring the female is then left with the task of raising the infant on her own.

But there is no such limitation for the male. After impregnating one female he is owed with no particular responsibility and is available for further females. The contribution of males in the birth and upbringing of offspring is comparatively small. His maximum contribution is constricted to the production and contribution of sperms. These sperms are used to impregnate females. Therefore it is not beneficial for a male to remain with his mate (the earlier female which he had already impregnated) when he could have been available to impregnate more females during that period of time. Otherwise it would be a wastage of male’s resources. This is a fact which must be recognized and identified in order to appreciate the problem properly.

The meeting of a male and a female for the continuity of their species is called mating. Different mating strategies have been developed by different species according to their ecological and other cultural constraints of a society. Humans around the world have adopted all of the mating strategies that were utilized by their mammalian ancestors depending on the environment of a society. The important strategies are Polygyny, Polyandry (both of them can be called commonly as Polygamy)

 

to be concluded in its second part

 

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