Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

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Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 04:16 pm
I think that they both had to come from someplace else. Thoughts?
 
sometime sun
 
Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 04:22 pm
@Diogenes phil,
The egg came first.
 
platorepublic
 
Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 04:30 pm
@Diogenes phil,
Neither came first. This is so trivial, obviously, the Big Bang came first - I witnessed this in my bubble bath God knows how long ago.
 
qualia
 
Reply Sat 15 May, 2010 04:43 pm
@sometime sun,
Any female sex cell is called an egg, because that is the name for female sex cells. So the egg must come before the off-spring from it. In Darwinian terms, at some stage in the evolution of 'chicken' a proto-type 'chicken' - probably some kind of bird thing which couldn't fly - laid an egg which contained mutated DNA which when hatched led to a new form of 'chicken', and for argument's sake we could call this 'chicken'. Of course, evolution doesn't come in simple units, evolution is a process, a transition, not a fixed unit or step where you can point out a before and after. Thus the idea 'chicken' is only conceived after the long process-event, when something of a species appears different to others of a kind. The word 'chicken' is a type which, say, for biologists, signifies a given set of genetic characteristics which might not be found in any token 'chicken' we happen to point out.
 
jgweed
 
Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 08:18 am
@Diogenes phil,
Who lays the egg in the first place?
 
mark noble
 
Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 04:34 pm
@jgweed,
Hi all, Even life at the amino level requires a casing to ferment. I know of no life that originates contrary to this. And the parent of the casing (egg)? of chemical origin - again... egg.

Everything has an interior - or it is not a thing - and every interior is divided from the exterior by a shell (of sorts).

Hope this clears up the exhaustability of this non-paradox.

Thank you, and live magnificently.

Mark...
 
Render
 
Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 06:10 pm
@Diogenes phil,
The chicken came. Then the mother chicken laid the egg. :sarcastic:
 
Gnostic
 
Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 10:36 pm
@Diogenes phil,
Cause and effect are an illusion. interchangeable & undifferentiated

There is just the cycle.

Nothing comes first.
 
wayne
 
Reply Sun 16 May, 2010 11:13 pm
@Diogenes phil,
If we look at how fish eggs are transported to a new pond, stuck to the legs of a bird, we might say the egg came first. Of course this depends on the where the egg came first part of the question, which has not been specified.
 
HexHammer
 
Reply Mon 17 May, 2010 01:01 pm
@Diogenes phil,
Well it's a question that never can be answerd as spontanious mutations occurs along anywhere in the process of life, zygot mixing ..yaddayadds.
 
Ergo phil
 
Reply Tue 18 May, 2010 10:37 am
@Diogenes phil,
The chicken and egg came at the same time but were lost from each other until they finally encountered one another and figured out their relationship.
 
serunato
 
Reply Tue 18 May, 2010 05:16 pm
@Diogenes phil,
The egg came first, with bacon and toast. Then the chicken came later with black eyed peas and collared greens. Then the steak came last with a baked potato and garden salad. All about 5 hours apart or so.
 
 

 
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