23 MAR 2012 by ideonexus

 Animals that Marry

A large proportion of mankind, like pigeons and partridges, on reaching maturity, having passed through a period of playfulness or promiscuity, establish what they hope and expect will be a permanent and fertile mating relationship. This we call marriage.
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Like pigeons and partridges, humans seek to enter into a permanent mating relationship.