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Chicken Or The Egg?  
User currently offlineNancy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 467 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1363 times:

While scientists have finally answered that age old question! We'll have to come up with something else to debate about.
" Put simply, the reason is down to the fact that genetic material does not change during an animal's life.

Therefore the first bird that evolved into what we would call a chicken, probably in prehistoric times, must have first existed as an embryo inside an egg."
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/05/26/chicken.egg/index.html

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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Yep, I've been saying it for ages, the egg was a mutation/evolution of its parent, so was different, and over time has evolved into a the chicken as we know it.

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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

"that proves there were chicken eggs before chickens."

That's kinda confusing.
I've been saying it for along time. The chicken just evolved



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User currently offlineMrmeangenes From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

I take no chances: I make something called "Which Came First ?" salad,containing lettuce,tomato,small pieces of cooked chicken breast, and sliced hard-boiled egg.

How's that for a total, time-wasting non-sequitur ?
 Silly



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User currently offlineBoeinglover24 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 305 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

If you believe in the bible they you must say chicken.....
It says it somewhere in there>

[Edited 2006-05-28 01:17:27]


Uhhh What?
User currently offlinePilot3033 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

Quoting Mrmeangenes (Reply 3):
I take no chances: I make something called "Which Came First ?" salad,containing lettuce,tomato,small pieces of cooked chicken breast, and sliced hard-boiled egg.

How's that for a total, time-wasting non-sequitur ?

I don't know, but it sounds good  Smile

Quoting Boeinglover24 (Reply 4):
If you believe in the bible they you must say chicken.....
It says it somewhere in there>

It does not say anything specific, but it goes along with "god created man in his image". Something about one of the 7 days, when god created all the animals or something er rahter.
(Forgive me, I was brought up Jewish but am now agnositc)
-Matt



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User currently offlineTRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1373 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting Nancy (Thread starter):
While scientists have finally answered that age old question!

Scientists have proved it finally!!!
So why don't we see such eggs anymore?


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5167 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

of course the egg came first.... fish were laying eggs long before life emerged from the sea......


That'll teach you
User currently offlineCurtisMan From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1002 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

The chicken came first.

To create a chicken you need the egg from the female and the fertilization from the male.

The chicken came first.

And I was thoroughly amused at the contents of the article:

"Now a team made up of a geneticist, philosopher and chicken farmer claim to have found an answer." - Does this represent a viable scientific team?

"Mr Papineau, an expert in the philosophy of science, agreed that the first chicken came from an egg and that proves there were chicken eggs before chickens." - Sure - just because he agrees proves it - hahahaha

"Bourns, chairman of trade body Great British Chicken, said he was also firmly in the pro-egg camp. He said: "Eggs were around long before the first chicken arrived. Of course, they may not have been chicken eggs as we see them today, but they were eggs."" - This is too cute.

And finally - I love the last paragraph!

"The debate, which may come as a relief to those with argumentative relatives, was organized by Disney to promote the release of the film "Chicken Little" on DVD."

This was a great thread - thanks for a good laugh - I really enjoyed it.

Have a great day all!


Cheers!

[Edited 2006-05-28 16:55:31]


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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8580 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1229 times:
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Quoting CurtisMan (Reply 8):
To create a chicken you need the egg from the female and the fertilization from the male.

The chicken came first.

but which chicken came first ? the male , or the female .... my money would be on the male Big grin



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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4280 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

A chicken and an egg are laying in bed. The chicken is sitting pack contentedly, smiling, and smoking a cigarette. The egg looks disconsolate as she sits on the edge of the bed. "Well," she said, " I guess that question is answered..."

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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5694 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1185 times:

Quoting Texan (Reply 10):
A chicken and an egg are laying in bed. The chicken is sitting pack contentedly, smiling, and smoking a cigarette. The egg looks disconsolate as she sits on the edge of the bed. "Well," she said, " I guess that question is answered..."

Texan

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Took a minute but I finally got it Silly

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User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

Quoting Nancy (Thread starter):
Chicken Or The Egg?

Sperm or a human?



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User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 19 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 9):
but which chicken came first ? the male , or the female .... my money would be on the male

The rooster!



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

Everyone is Assuming the context of the question to be regarding where on the evolutionary time table they come.

However...

What if you were reading a menu and the question arose? Which appeared first on the menu? The Chicken Or The Egg?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_chicken_or_the_egg

I suggest reading that page AND the Catch 22 page...



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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 14):
What if you were reading a menu and the question arose? Which appeared first on the menu? The Chicken Or The Egg?

Hey Kaddy  Smile
I'd say the egg is usualy before the chicken dishes on the menu (in America atleast).

Wrighbrothers



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