listen!!!!!!!!!! which came first the egg or the chicken???????
8 Jun 08
well the obvious answer is the egg came first. you need not be confused about this as it has a very simple answer. in the evolutionary tree, the reptiles came ahead of the birds. so it was some sort of a mutation in a reptile egg which led to the commencement of the winge creatures. that is why, it the egg which came first. from it, the chicken followed.
9 Jun 08
of couse god came first and make animals, i think if the question more about creation then the chicken is first but if the question more about mutation then it also came from animals that has affected by mutation then he lay eggs that similar just like chicken. it that true ;)
9 Jun 08
Hi slyvixen42, I believe you've provided an excellent answer to this particular question. Although the question is posed as a metaphor for a paradox in which the cause of something cannot be resolved, in fact the question of whether the chicken or the egg came first can be answered definitively, unambiguously and emphatically. But it DOES depend on one's wider world view as to which answer is correct. The first answer is that the EGG came first. This is based on the observation that all chickens come from eggs, but not all eggs come from chickens. Thus, if at some point there were no chickens, then it means that the first chicken had to come from an egg - because an egg doesn't have to come from a chicken. This perspective aligns with the notion of evolution, ie, that the first chicken came from the egg of something that WAS NOT a chicken. The second answer is that the CHICKEN came first. This is based on the idea that at some point there were neither chickens OR eggs, and that the chickens were deposited directly on the Earth without being born from an egg. That would be consistent with a literal interpretation of the story of Genesis. In this case, having the egg come first WITHOUT any chicken to brood the egg would result in the egg dying before it hatched. So if EITHER had to come first (and not both simultaneously) then it had to be the chicken. So there IS an answer to the question - it's not unsolvable. But one has to decide what the conditions were BEFORE the chickens were here, in order to solve the problem.
8 Jun 08
Aha~I am also confused by this question.But one of my friend once told me that maybe it was wrong from the very beginning.He said perhaps the egg and the chicken had nothing to do with each other a long time ago.I think it is a funny answer.What do you think then?
8 Jun 08
The answer is simple as the question. First there was something like chicken, but not chicken yet. It was evolving until it become almost-chicken-thing by the next generations. Then one they this almost-chicken-thing made an egg from which a real chicke came from. So the first was the egg.