Who came first? The chicken or the Egg?

S**t I didn't even know, they had a race! l.o.l.

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  • lcmcpa
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Yes!

  • 1 decade ago

    This question has been posted sooooooooooooooo many times already

    The egg came first because something had to evolve/mutate into a chicken for the first chicken to be created

    For all I know it could have been because a lizard porked a beaver, but anyway the egg was layed by something other than a chicken.

    That is assuming that we're talking about what came first a chicken or a chicken's egg, because if you're just talking about any old egg than the egg in general came well before chickens were even around, like back in the dinosaur era

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The chicken or the egg is a reference to the causality dilemma which arises from the expression "which came first, the chicken or the egg?". Since both the chicken and the egg create the other in certain circumstances (a chicken emerges from an egg; an egg is laid by a chicken) it is ambiguous which originally gave rise to the other. Purely logical attempts to resolve the dilemma result in an infinite regress, since an egg was caused by a chicken, which was caused by an egg, etc. Since every chicken originates from its egg, it seems obvious the egg came first. Put simply, the reason is down to the fact that genetic material does not change during an animal's life. The solution may require an examination of syntax and may rely on verification from advances in modern genetic science. When used in reference to difficult problems of causality, the chicken and egg dilemma is often used to appeal to the futility of debate and lay it to rest.

    History of the problem

    The earliest reference to the dilemma is found in Plutarch's Moralia, in the books titled "Table Talk," in a series of arguments based on questions posed in a symposium. Under the section entitled, "Whether the hen or the egg came first," the discussion is introduced in such a way as to suggest that the origin of the dilemma was even older:

    "...the problem about the egg and the hen, which of them came first, was dragged into our talk, a difficult problem which gives investigators much trouble. And Sulla my comrade said that with a small problem, as with a tool, we were rocking loose a great and heavy one, that of the creation of the world..."

    Various answers have been formulated in response to the question, many of them humorous.

    As suggested by the alternative definitions and solutions given below, the chi

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Rooster..You can't have a chicken or egg without the Rooster to produce either one

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the chicken had to have comed first or there wouldn't have been an egg ! lol

  • 1 decade ago

    the egg. because it was thrown at the window before the chicken knocked at the door

  • 1 decade ago

    Obviously, the CHICKEN came first coz GOD dosn't lay EGGS.

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  • well if this was a race, it'd be the chicken, the egg don't have legs!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Nobody really knows for sure. I think it was the chicken.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well if this was a religious question LoL! It'd be the chicken!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    the chickens because there'd be no egg if it weren't for the chickens

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