Callaway's results could be used to suggest that there was an Intelligent Designer who utilized computer models, and determined that monogamous marriage was ideal for the competitive propagation value of homo sapiens.
Summary of Mathematics and Marriage, by Don DeYoung
(This summary by Marko Malyj is of the article published in Creation Matters, a publication of Creation Research Society, Volume 16, Number 1, January/February 2011, to appear at http://www.creationresearch.org/creation_matters/pdf/2011/CM16%2001%20low%20res.pdf.)
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Evolutionary biologists have struggled to explain the origin of monogamous heterosexual marriage. Many of them have concluded that it is a mystery. Some say that evolution favors the widest possible dispersal of a male's genes, and that marriage is an imposed feature of "western society" which conflicts with evolutionary "norms" (Fortunato and Archetti; Barash and Lipton, 2001). This is the kind of "science" that now supports the assault on marriage from homosexuals and others.
Callaway, who is another evolutionary biologist, recently used complex computer models of social behavior to compare the biological multiplication produced within groups practicing monogamous marriage versus groups geared to the wisest possible dispersal of genes [what Christians would call promiscuity! - uMarko]. Callaway determined that
1) Monogamy provides exclusive investment of a couple’s resources in their offspring, giving siblings a competitive advantage over the polygamous alternative.
2) By giving up multiple wives, men sacrifice their own selfish interests for those of the group.
3) Monogamy tends to prevent men from fighting over women, leading to greater stability in society.
These factors and several others were weighted while the computer model was run over several generations. Callaway concluded that Monogamy and marriage may suit men and women after all. The results gave a solid advantage to monogamy over polygamy for the well being of society.
uMarko's 1st postscript: Callaway's computer models did not compare the biological multiplication of homosexual "unions", which is zero. Homosexual unions can only exist as a parasite to Heterosexual unions, otherwise they would have no offspring to process.
2nd postscript: Callaway's results could be used to suggest that there was an Intelligent Designer who utilized computer models, and determined that monogamous marriage was ideal for the competitive propagation value of homo sapiens. However, monogamous marriage is too good (!) and has resulted in "overpopulation" of the planet. Therefore, evolutionary biologists must step in and take corrective action.
3rd postscript: Bible-believing Christians can use Callaway's results to prove that God actually ran sophisticated computer models before deciding to create Eve to be Adam's partner, and then giving them and their children the ordinance of marriage forever, to provide for their well being and for the continued propagation of their children.
Barash, D.P. and J.E. Lipton. 2001. The Myth of Monogamy. W.H. Freeman, New York.
Callaway, E. 2010. Monogamy and marriage may suit men after all. New Scientist 205 (2742):13.
Fortunato, L. and M. Archetti. 2010. Evolution of monogamous marriage by maximization of inclusive fitness. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23(1): 149–156.