Which came first... a Chicken or an Egg??
5 Dec 06
Let me give a very serious answer :) According to speciation principle, neither the chicken nor the egg came frist. Speciation is evolutionary development of a new species usually through the division of a single species into two separate genetically different groups. Infact it is slow transition in an overall population. Infact the chicken we see now is involved in a series of genetic changes generations over generations. This transition from non-chicken to chicken is a happening over several generations when none of the chicken nor the egg represnt a whole as each of them selves. So there were many chicken-and-egg events and during none of the events, neither chicken nor egg represented the whole. So when did we start calling the chicken as "chicken" Not just the case with chicken but any species, we identify the specie when the species we see now are not much dirrerent from its ancestral stock, as how we started identifying humans as humans rather than apes at one stage. So its neither chicken nor egg, its the cell, ooze or protozoa of some type that started the cellular life, and then multi cellular creatures evolved, and after that... as part of some mutation egg was laid and several types of eggs were coming and few of those gave birth to chicken or may be after the multicellular creatures came up, some evolved to egg laying chickens... did that make any sense!?
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5 Jan 07
This has been a question that has been asked for many, many years. But I still stand firm when I say that I think the chicken came first. God created us to produce right? Well, chickens produce eggs...there, that's the best I can come up with. I have been arguing this for as long as I could remember and the results are always hilarious. This is an all time favorite question. I cannot wait until someone finds the right answer!!