What came first, the chicken or the egg?

United States
January 14, 2007 11:49am CST
When I ponder the question "what came first, the chicken or the egg"...I first say "egg". But then I think about how the egg is laid, and which it was that kept the egg warm? But then I think the chicken. But that makes me think about from which did the chicken hatch from? I have a relatively simple sollution, but would just like to know other peoples' perspectives on this age old question. SO WHAT REALLY DID COME FIRST?
5 responses
• United States
14 Jan 07
had to be the egg because even if that chicken was the new generation of chicken, it had to have been an egg first. Unless, of course, the chicken's DNA had mutated during it's life..That way, the chicken would have came before the egg because that chicken would go on to make the egg. Simple =]
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• United States
14 Jan 07
The chicken came first to have the egg and then the egg became a chicken and the cycle starts all over again.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
The chicken came first for sure. As God created the world and man, He created the animals. Then the eggs came from the chickens.
@neilf49 (810)
22 Jan 07
Biologically I'm in the same state as you, which came first? I know they can both arrive at the table together, but in the dictionary the chicken comes first.
@WebGal (48)
• United States
21 Jan 07
The egg came first. It was laid by something very close to, but not exactly like, a chicken. We might not be able to tell the difference between the creature that hatched from that egg (the modern chicken) and its parents without looking at the DNA of both, but there would be a difference. If you could trace a chicken's ancestry back tens of millions of years, you'd find a huge number of tiny changes over many generations. Although each change would be tiny, the sum of all the changes would add up to the modern chicken.