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Re^2: Which came first?

by goibhniu (Hermit)
on May 02, 2008 at 18:00 UTC ( #684222=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread Which came first?

I thought about the same, but got confused when thinking about sexual reproduction (having been a teen male once, you can understand how sex might confuse me).

A female ${animal that came before a chicken} produces a mutant egg which can be said to be a half-chicken. Did that egg count as a chicken egg? Where's the father who fertilizes that egg? Is the first chicken a half-breed and thus not a full chicken? What kind of eggs did that animal produce? After how much mixing did the half-breeds produce a mother with a chicken-egg and a father with his contribution also 100% chicken?

Regardless, after about 30 sec, I came to the same conclusion. The chicken-eggs (and other stuff) were being produced long before the first chicken.


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Re^3: Which came first?
by Joost (Canon) on May 03, 2008 at 22:33 UTC
    A female ${animal that came before a chicken} produces a mutant egg which can be said to be a half-chicken. Did that egg count as a chicken egg?
    This is a fairly interesting question by itself, but I would offer two objections with regard to the original question:

    1. Any egg that would produce something that would be considered a chicken is still an egg.

    2. The OP doesn't stipulate any kind of egg, and we can probably safely assume that any direct ancestor(s) to a chicken also reproduced by laying eggs.

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