- Dec 16, 2017
- Land of Smiles
- Basic Beliefs
Did you provide a cite for this? (I'm too lazy to check.) Anyway, in recent decades it's acquired a new interpretation and imposes an anti-exploitation criterion. It gives not the IDEAL but the MINIMUM age for a man's wife. This meshes with your definition only if "ideal age" is defined as the minimum age which does not violate the anti-exploitation (or "creepiness") constraint.No, it doesn't. It prescribed the ideal age for a man's wife. The central point on a bell curve of undefined width.The formula prescribes a minimum age for partner
It's generally not considered fit for that purpose anymore, but it's not notably more fit for the other purposes to which it has been co-opted, but for which it's author never intended it.
Even more ideal with the alleged criterion, according to the formula, would be to replace wife every six years with a wife born three years later than the prior wife.