The Chicken or the Egg?

United States
March 14, 2007 10:06am CST
You know the famous question which came first the chicken or the egg? If you take a look at biology you would know the answer right away. The egg came first. Why? The egg came first because chicken were a genetcially mutated offspring of something else. The whole idea is survivzal of the fittest. So one bird was mutated in some way from another bird, that mutated bird survived and mated with another bird and the bird with the new chromosomes or whatever passed those on to its offspring. It was something I was thinking about this mornig and I thought I'd share my philosophy with you.
5 responses
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Nitty Gritty time. Where did the first bird come from before all of the mutating occurred, and better yet, where did the other birds come from that helped with the mutating, and better yet, what happened to the interspecies barrier in the DNA to allow this to happen? Answer: Evolution is a crock. The chicken came first. Sheesh....
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18 Mar 07
I'm normally very respectful of other's views when they are based on either their true belief system or a logical framework, even if I don't agree with it. Your response Destiny007, on the other hand, displays an attempt at logic based on belief without achieving it. First, if you trace back all the life on earth, it is plausible that conditions arose naturally in which chemical reactions formed the basis for life as very simple single-celled organisms. Those single-celled organisms evolved into more complex single-celled organisms, and made the leap to multi-cellular physical structures after random acts of mutation found this to be more sustainable, etc. Follow that to the current day and you've got the theory of evolution. You obviously do not understand the concept of mutation since you seem to assert another species is required for it. You are thinking of cross-breeding. Cross-breeding is not mutation. You help confirm my suspicions that theism is necessary for many theists because of an inability to have the humility to acknowledge a lack of understanding. This results in the natural consequence of assuming a higher power had something to do with it. Things are so much simpler for you answering "God" for all questions and not really think about them or admit you just don't know for sure. If you want to get really mad, check out my website. Please leave comments, I could really use them to help back up my views. It's at http://dravenwriter.blogspot.com My "not as respectful as usual" opinion. Draven the Respectful Atheist http://dravenwriter.blogspot.com
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• United States
19 Mar 07
The beginning of life can be found in the Book of Genesis. That is also where you will find the answer to whether the chicken came first or the egg came first. Cancer is a mutation, therefore would you claim that mutation to be the evolution that you hold as your god? Furthermore, your initial statement says that your hypothetical chicken egg came from something that mutated from something other than a chicken. Well, if it wasn't a chicken, then it was another species of some sort. Since the gestation period of a chicken is very short, and you go from fertilized egg to chick in something like 21 days, then that blows the whole evolution theory right out of the water. Evolution as it was taught when I went to school was a gradual process requiring thousands to millions of years for the changes to take place. Did they now start teaching a microwavable, more convenient and faster form of evolution? Instead of thousands or millions of years, we can now go from ape to man in days? They have been indoctrinating children into the theory of evolution for years, and you know what? Half the crap they taught us has now been decided that it was just crap. They keep teaching it because if they didn't, then what is left? That's right...Creationism. We were created, and we even came with a users manual. It's called the Bible. Science has for many years been trying to prove that there is no God, yet they have always failed because you cannot prove the unprovable. Either you believe or you don't.
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@lonnieN (428)
• United States
14 Mar 07
yup this basic question tells us about the philosophy of the answerer. my answer is the opposite of yours but first let me tell you what the answer means. Anyone who believes in evolution would answer as you answered. Those of us who believe in creationism would answer: GOD created the chicken, hen and rooster and they had eggs which produced more chickens. The Chicken came first.
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18 Mar 07
With respect to your views although I disagree: Evolution is scientifically based. It's not fact, but neither is anything else. There are no absolute truths. The scientific process: Hypothesis--Experiment--Discard or Promote to Theory--Find New Evidence--Improve Theory Creationism is faith based. It's not a fact, although proponents assert it as such. The faith process: Hypothesis--Acceptance--Ignore Contradicting Evidence--Keep It Forever See more in my article here that is sure to get your blood boiling: http://www.helium.com/tm/192340 Draven the Respectful Atheist http://dravenwriter.blogspot.com
@Latrivia (2890)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I guess it all depends on how you look at it. Through a creationists eyes, the answer is obviously chicken, however, through an evolutionists eyes, the answer is irrefutably the egg? Which one? Who knows - though my logic tells me to go with the egg, as I believe the creature we know as the chicken today would have evolved from species predating chickens. By far, the best answer to this question is undoubtedly the egg? My reason: eggs existed way before chickens.
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@Latrivia (2890)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Erm...disregard about half of those questions marks. I'm wasn't wearing my reading glasses, so I didn't catch the typos.
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• India
22 Dec 07
In my case, though I already know that chicken skin is bad for the health due to its rich cholesterol content, I still like it. I think eating chicken without its skin is like taking a bath without any water at all. It's boring and cutesy indeed. But I will try to live a healthier lifestyle now.
• United States
26 Mar 07
Is there an answer to this question? By answer I mean a real hard core, irrefutable black and white answer. I have yet to see any such answer, so that leaves everything up to speculation. For all we know this planet could have been "seeded" by an alien race. If that be the case, I think they may have written us off as a bad experiment. I don't support evolution nor do I support creationism. So what is left? A lightening strike, or maybe a barrage of cosmic rays, a black hole accident, well at any rate it was a series of unfortunate events or maybe you would prefer fortunate events. Whichever theory you subscribe to the burden of proof is still yours, there is no way we will ever know for sure, at least not until we conquer the time and space barrier and I don't expect to be around for that happy? event.