What came first, egg or hen?

India
August 29, 2007 1:28am CST
This is something which everybody discusses and is confusing. My son solved this very logically. He said the egg came first. Why ? Very carefully he makes me understand, they are not asking which came first, the hens egg or the hen. They are asking, egg or hen. Obviously there were eggs of dinosaurs which must have come ages ago, so the egg came first. Great logic. What say.
2 people like this
6 responses
@gigades (35)
• Indonesia
14 Sep 07
simple, what will hatch the egg if there's no hen..
• Australia
15 Sep 07
Evolution- the egg did not come from a hen/chicken, but the creature from which the hen evolved from. The egg contained the chicken, which means that the chicken came first because the egg was from another creature.
@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
31 Aug 07
If you believe in the Bible, the chicken came first. "And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. And God said, 'Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven'." Genesis 1:19-20. Chickens are a type of fowl, so the Christian Bible says that chickens came first. If you have a different religion, you might have a different belief about the how the treasures of the earth came to be. In the science of evolution, both chickens and eggs came before man. Since both the birds and the eggs were on earth first, historians weren't around to record which came first.
@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
14 Sep 07
I think this discussion is about how a child views the world. a young child doesn't understand the bible. Most adults don't understand the bible. a child only knows that a chicken comes from an egg. It is smart and logical.
@Ramsakha (205)
• India
24 Sep 07
Nice. Full marks to your son.
@hassanah (387)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 07
God create hen first,so it can make many eggs.
• Kottayam, India
15 Sep 07
It should be the hen with were created.it is more logic, and it is not our headache.
• Australia
15 Sep 07
I have got to disagree with your son. I believe the chicken came first and here is why. Whether God created the earth or not, evolution occured and is still occurring. I believe that the chicken evolved from another creature. Now, that creature lay an egg which contained the chicken. Many would say that this means the egg came first, but since the egg is a product of another creature, then that means that the chicken came first. Nadine.