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    (Original post by MrMillsy)
    Haven't you guys thought... You can't have an egg without a chicken? A chicken lays and egg.. Not and egg lays a chicken. Soo therefore it would be impossible for an egg to come first without there being a chicken.
    Doesn't have to be a chicken-as-it-is-today egg.
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    (Original post by Hart1995)
    Its even more impossible for a chicken to come from thin air!

    Couldnt a close ancestor to the chicken/bird lay an egg? Y'know evolution and all that.....

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    You are soooooo stupid. That chicken must come from an egg!

    It is impossible for a chicken to come from nothing

    Its not impossible for another closely related bird to lay the egg which over time with evolution becomes todays chicken.

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    First, you must specify what kind of egg you mean. If you mean “any kind of egg”, then the egg came first (because chickens were preceded on the evolutionary timeline by, for example, egg-laying fish, insects and dinosaurs). If, on the other hand, you mean “a chicken egg”, then you must specify whether this means (a) “an egg laid by a chicken”, (b) “an egg containing a chicken”, or (c) “an egg laid by and containing a chicken”. In cases (a) and (c), the answer is by definition “the chicken” (if the answer were “the egg”, then the egg could not have been laid by a chicken).

    In case (b), the answer is “the egg”. This is because interspecies mutations separating a new species from its parent species occur in reproductive rather than somatic DNA, i.e. in germ cells rather than body cells. (Germ cells include the sperm and egg cells produced in the reproductive tracts of male and female animals respectively.) Since germ cells are merely produced, but not somatically expressed, by the parents of the organism(s) whose biological information they encode, their expression begins in the egg containing the offspring. So the egg contains a chicken, but was not laid by a chicken.
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    (Original post by Futility)
    First, you must specify what kind of egg you mean. If you mean “any kind of egg”, then the egg came first (because chickens were preceded on the evolutionary timeline by, for example, egg-laying fish, insects and dinosaurs). If, on the other hand, you mean “a chicken egg”, then you must specify whether this means (a) “an egg laid by a chicken”, (b) “an egg containing a chicken”, or (c) “an egg laid by and containing a chicken”. In cases (a) and (c), the answer is by definition “the chicken” (if the answer were “the egg”, then the egg could not have been laid by a chicken).

    In case (b), the answer is “the egg”. This is because interspecies mutations separating a new species from its parent species occur in reproductive rather than somatic DNA, i.e. in germ cells rather than body cells. (Germ cells include the sperm and egg cells produced in the reproductive tracts of male and female animals respectively.) Since germ cells are merely produced, but not somatically expressed, by the parents of the organism(s) whose biological information they encode, their expression begins in the egg containing the offspring. So the egg contains a chicken, but was not laid by a chicken.
    But which one do you think is correct? A B or... C!

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    something existed just before the chicken, mated, offspring mutated into what we now define as a chicken maybe?
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    (Original post by beckaroo7)
    something existed just before the chicken, mated, offspring mutated into what we now define as a chicken maybe?
    Surely this can be the only answer. Because a chicken cant come from nowhere, but the egg can!

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    (Original post by Hart1995)
    Surely this can be the only answer. Because a chicken cant come from nowhere, but the egg can!

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    I not sure what you mean. Neither can come from nowhere? Why can the egg come from nowhere?

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    The idea of the chicken.

    Philosophy yo. Schoooooooled.
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    (Original post by beckaroo7)
    I not sure what you mean. Neither can come from nowhere? Why can the egg come from nowhere?

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    Evolution. Maybe a closely related bird to the chicken could have laid the egg? Like humans evolved from chimps. ?!?!?!

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    But tbh its very different if you mean an actual chicken, or a bird in general.

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    (Original post by Hart1995)
    But tbh its very different if you mean an actual chicken, or an egg laying animal/bird in general.

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    Well I would have imagined the egg. Looking at it from the perspective of evolution.


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    The Cell.
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    birds may have evolved to chicken and there after started laying eggs mayb due change in food habits and climate

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    (Original post by Maid Marian)
    A circle has no beginning.
    Eggs are elliptical, not circular...
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    (Original post by The_Super_Nerd(:)
    The idea of the chicken.

    Philosophy yo. Schoooooooled.
    You sir have a good point.
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    If turkey laid an egg that hatched a peacock (somehow), wouldn't that egg be a peacock egg even though it came from a turkey? A species of bird similar to the chicken, though distinctively different, laid an egg that would hatch a mutated bird. This bird would be our modern day chicken. As previously stated, an egg that hatches a chicken would be known as a chicken egg. Therefore, the egg came first.
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    its obviously the egg because things don't just evolve instantly, so for example a living creature could not have started evolving during its life span so it must have been the egg first, slowly evolving through a period of time until an egg hatches into a chicken.
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    Well, that is actually a simple question, its just that people (apart from kids) are restricted to thinking laterally, thus are bound by logic... We just find it hard...

    Another example of this is...

    1+1...

    This is actually difficult. Our lateral thinking, makes us see it as easy...
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    This I believe is one of the few problems that cant be solved by mathematics
 
 
 
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