What came first.. the chicken or the egg??
November 15, 2006 4:31pm CST
what do you think?
15 Nov 06
The egg came first, because insects, fish and reptiles all laid eggs of some sort *way* before there ever were birds or their ancestors, theropod dinosaurs. It's like asking which came "first", the seed or the tree. Every green plant living on land came from a seed, long before there were ever trees. Egg is a generic term, much like seed or embryo. It's been around. Chicken is a specific term, a genus and species at least. Source(s): Physical. Evidence. Paleontology. Bones, footprints, imprints of skin and plumage...you know, *forensics*. Science. The kinds of things that run your car when you stick the key in it, light up your lightbulbs when you flip the switch, and allow you to get online when you turn all your *devices on* to access this Internet thingy. :P You know, science, that stuff that only works the remaining 99.9999% of the time out in *reality* as opposed to dusty old fairy tales read by bleating sheep-wannabes.