Which came first, the egg or the hen? I have two valid answers...

@vandana7 (69345)
India
August 20, 2009 2:18pm CST
I know it sounds so unsolvable. But I received two intelligent answers to it from believe it or not, children under 15. So I guess, we all need to activate our brains and come up with something equally good. :-) Care to try?
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
20 Aug 09
Well, I guess it's all about the way you look at the evolutionist or creationist ideologies. For a creationist, the answer couldn't be more simple: it's the chicken that came first, as God created all the animals in day 5 of creation. He did not make eggs from which chicken hatched - He simply made the animals, the chicken included. If you are an evolutionist, I believe the response is quite the opposite. Considering that most of the mutations leading to the apparition of a new species occur during pregnancy (for mammals) or during the ontological pre-hatching period (for the egg-laying vertebrates), is is more safely to presume that an animal that wasn't quite a chicken laid eggs that hatched mutated descendants - the chicken.
@vandana7 (69345)
• India
20 Aug 09
U have one answer right. I will tell u which one after I receive more responses. :-)
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
20 Aug 09
I got both answers right. It's just your perspective over the world that makes only one of them valid...
@vandana7 (69345)
• India
21 Aug 09
:-) I like it when youngsters like u show that kind of cheeky confidence. :-) But I was looking at the answers my little friends came up with. Or something better than those. :-) Thanks a lot for responding.
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• Philippines
20 Aug 09
well, just think of what you see... if you can see.. all chicken comes from egg... once the eggs hatched there comes a chicken.. and it just go in cycle... same as human... human comes from eggs too... like: if a couples wants to have a child.. they cant just sleep together and when they wake up then the baby is already right beside them... of course not right.... it took 9 months before the child born. same as where your parents and ancestor comes from... same as you.. where do you think you come from... of course from your other's womb and once an egg from you mother and father... regardless of what.. lets not make things difficult... no one knows how people created.. as we wake up on this earth knowing that we comes from our mother's womb. wether its human, animals, plants or anything.. just believe on what you see... coz what you see is reality.. dont rely on how and when coz no one knows it not even your grandparents.. my niece and nephew used to ask me that way as they heard it from friends. i just told them that believe on what they see... take a look at those pregnant women and animals... what inside of their womb is baby and will grow up in due time...
• Philippines
20 Aug 09
*mother's womb - correction lol
@vandana7 (69345)
• India
24 Aug 09
I dont think my young friends would have understood any of this at that age :(. And u didnt exactly get it, did u? Well, if u r still interested, I have given the answer under the first post (last one). Hope u enjoyed it. I know effectively, it is not offering any clear answer. I was only looking for some funny answers. And u did write a funny one. Thanx. :-)