# Which came first. The chicken of the egg

D Ma G
Posers and Puzzles 05 Mar '05 16:38
1. 05 Mar '05 16:38
2. 05 Mar '05 18:37
Haven't heard this one before.

Yes, the chicken of the egg definitely came first.
What came second?
3. 05 Mar '05 18:41
Sorry. I meant 2 sat "Which came first da chicken OR da egg
4. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
05 Mar '05 22:06
Originally posted by D Ma G
Sorry. I meant 2 sat "Which came first da chicken OR da egg
The egg.

5. 06 Mar '05 07:56
The Chicken.

A chicken egg must come from a chicken in order for it to be a chicken's egg. But a chicken doesn't have to come from a chicken egg because the egg could could be the egg of an ancient chicken, which is not defined "Chicken" as our modern chicken. So our modern chicken could be the mutation of an earlier chicken, and therefore it came before the egg.
6. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
06 Mar '05 08:22
Originally posted by yevgenip
The Chicken.

A chicken egg must come from a chicken in order for it to be a chicken's egg. But a chicken doesn't have to come from a chicken egg because the egg could could be the egg of an ancient chicken, which is not defined "Chicken" as our modern chicken. So our modern chicken could be the mutation of an earlier chicken, and therefore it came before the egg.
He didn't ask whether the chicken or the chicken egg came first. He asked if the chicken or the egg came first.
7. 06 Mar '05 10:08
Originally posted by yevgenip
The Chicken.

A chicken egg must come from a chicken in order for it to be a chicken's egg. But a chicken doesn't have to come from a chicken egg because the egg could could be the egg of an ancient chicken, which is not defined "Chicken" as our modern chicken. So our modern chicken could be the mutation of an earlier chicken, and therefore it came before the egg.
Just a matter of definition.
If you define a "chicken egg" as an egg "containing a chicken" instead of "produced by a chicken", the egg should be first.
8. 07 Mar '05 21:43
Neither. The ameoba.
9. Alcra
Lazy Sod
08 Mar '05 14:18
try this site:

http://www.howstuffworks.com/question85.htm

10. 17 Mar '05 00:32
The egg. In one form or another....whether it was a dried, crusty blob of mud..... a cooled bubble in some volcanic stone...............

Such is my opinion anyhow.
11. Alcra
Lazy Sod
17 Mar '05 10:28
it depends.

If the egg is male and the chicken female, and the egg is a gentleman, then the chicken came first, otherwise the egg did.

If the genders are reversed, reverse the above.

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12. 19 Mar '05 22:52
Of course the egg came first. Eggs have been a roudn much longer than chickens have, and only did the first chicken hatch from an egg.
13. 20 Mar '05 08:59
O.K Which came first , the chicken or the chicken-egg
14. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
20 Mar '05 22:20
Originally posted by D Ma G
O.K Which came first , the chicken or the chicken-egg
Can you define a chicken-egg? Is it an egg from which a chicken hatches, or an egg which a chicken laid, or both?
15. 20 Mar '05 23:34
if you said egg you are all wrong. the chicken came first because the egg would die without the chicken. it would get eaten or it would never hatch. therefore if the egg did come first there would be no chicken to debate over today. THE ANSWER IS CHICKEN.