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Post Reply What came first.. Egg Or Chicken?
Posted 2/1/12
My butt.
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Posted 2/2/12
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Posted 3/5/12 , edited 3/5/12
The omelet. No wait Chuck Norris.
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Posted 3/6/12 , edited 3/6/12
A circle has no beginning.

The chickens we see today is the result of genetical mutations and environmental adaption.

So the answer would be neither and both.
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Posted 3/6/12

sorelin wrote:

A mutation can occur whilst the egg is being created, so that what is hatched is not the same as the animal that laid the egg in the place. End of.


Wow 3 post's in and the actual answer was giving it makes me happy.
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Posted 3/6/12
it was the egg cause where did the chicken come from it didnt just randomly start walking around and decided "hey ! i wanna lay eggs" and gave birth
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Posted 3/6/12
Egg
Posted 3/14/12
It all depends on whether you accept some form of evolution, even divinely inspired guided evolution.

If there has been a progression of species, even under the direct guidance of God, then at one point in the past there was an animal that was not-chicken. That animal laid an egg, the fetus within that egg had some sort of mutation (or a divinely ordained change), and what hatched was what we would recognize as a chicken.

If you think that God created all animals at once, whole, and ready to go, then the answer is chicken.

And that chicken shall bring the wrath of the LORD upon the face of the Earth.
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Posted 3/14/12
I believe in my answer, that none came first since in science. One must have a chicken to lay an egg therefore the logic is flawed but it's great philosophical question but none came first.
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Posted 3/14/12
They are both possible answers, can't pick.
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Posted 3/14/12
This is probably a question that will never be answered to everyone's general satisfaction. Well, I'm bored and resting a bit after dinner, so...

I'd say the answer depends on how one defines the terms in the question, particularly what is an "egg" and what is a "chicken," as well as one's worldview, particularly with regard to the question of origins, as BlaculaKuchuki and likely some others among the 40-plus pages of responses have already said. The question in the OP is simply "What came first... egg or chicken?" and no terms are otherwise defined. The word "Egg" refers to a lot of things, and not just chicken eggs-- so, reptile eggs, frog eggs, fish eggs, dinosaur eggs and so on are all "eggs." If one holds to the Darwinian evolution worldview with regard to origins, the existence of eggs clearly preceded that of chickens by a very very long time.

If "egg" in this question refers specifically to a chicken egg (i.e. an egg produced by a chicken), then by definition, the chicken comes first. However, if "egg" can refer to the egg that produced the first chicken, then again, the egg comes first. In this case, I'm assuming "chicken" refers to a genetic entity derived from some proto-chicken (or "not-chicken" as stated in an earlier post)-- a Darwinian evolution worldview needn't be supposed here, as I'm thinking that today's "chicken," as we know it, was bred and domesticated from other birds.

However, if one holds to a literal Biblical creation worldview with regard to origins (and there may well be other theistic worldviews with their own answer to the origins question-- but I'm not at all familiar with any of those), the answer would probably be the chicken coming first. And yet, the Biblical text doesn't in fact give much specific detail about the creation. The text merely states that God created the various animals, and that He did so out of the ground. We might presume He created them in an adult form (and thus the chicken, or perhaps proto-chicken if we assume the modern chicken was bred from an earlier species, preceding the egg), but the text itself never actually says that. It's theoretically possible, though merely speculation, that He created eggs and (proto-)chickens simultaneously.

In the end, it doesn't seem the answer matters a great deal, so that's enough of that...Time to go do something else...
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Posted 3/23/12
i think it's 2 chickens.. then comes an egg..
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Posted 3/23/12

caesura wrote:


NDK23 wrote:

god made birds, not eggs read genesis


so true. god created birds not eggs.


I agree with you guys
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Posted 3/23/12
no u guys u got it all wrong..it was a rip in the time space continum that coused a black hole to appear ..witch disrupted our world and magicly sent an egg bak in time from another dimension..and thus the chicken was born an so on....duhhh its comen knowldge..didnt u guys sleep during history class?
Posted 3/23/12
Death.
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