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Everyone knows the egg came first!

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    So why is the question "What came first, the chicken or the egg?" still open to debate? Everyone knows that life has to start at the beginning, even we come from eggs.
    So of course the egg must've come first - its pretty much indisputable. Right?
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    The egg did come first.

    The genetic makeup for the first evolved chicken had to have been contained within an egg.

    The thing which gave birth to that egg, was not a chicken.
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    This was on QI, it is the egg...


    Wait hold on... You think we are from eggs? :lolwut:
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    Dinosaurs had eggs before chickens were about :yes:

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my E15i
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    Neither came first, there was an ancestor of the chicken which gradually evolved into the chicken, at some point the chicken was labelled a chicken by man. Now, which chicken was the first "chicken", was it the first chicken seen by the person who named the chicken or the first chicken seen by a human being after the official labelling of the chicken as a chicken. An egg came out of a chicken at some point. But who was chicken?
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    (Original post by DANdeLion5)
    So why is the question "What came first, the chicken or the egg?" still open to debate? Everyone knows that life has to start at the beginning, even we come from eggs.
    So of course the egg must've come first - its pretty much indisputable. Right?
    but where did the egg come from...?
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    Birds evolved from reptiles hence the egg must have come first


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    (Original post by cl_steele)
    but where did the egg come from...?
    another species. please refer to the post above.
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    D egg came first

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