puzzle among peoplewhat appear first "a hen or an egg"

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I have to agree with pohnpei. If one believes in God, then the chicken would have come first (based upon the fact that God created the animals). Therefore, it was not until the first mating pair of chickens that the first egg was introduced to the world.

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Metaphorically, I will say the chicken came first if we assume that there is a God that created the universe.  If so, then there was this being who gave life to everything and must have existed before everything.  So that means the "chicken" came first in the sense that first there was a being that gave life to other beings.

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