which came first the chicken or the egg???which came first the chicken or the egg???

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samhouston eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Many people ask this as a rhetorical question, or use it as an example of an infinite cause-effect loop.  It actually has a much deeper meaning because the way a person answers this question reveals part of their belief system.

People that believe the answer is "the chicken" are supporting the creationism theory of life.  At God's command, a chicken appeared and then began to reproduce via eggs.

People that believe the answer is "the egg" are supporting the evolutionary theory of life.  Thousands of years ago, a certain species of bird called the Red Junglefowl lived in the Indo-China region.  People began to demosticate these birds for the purposes of food.  Born out of their natural habitat, the junglefowl began to adapt, and eventually their offspring became the modern version of a chicken.  In other words, a Red Junglefowl laid an egg and a chicken was the result.

 

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I am not sure I agree about that.  If the chicken was first, it might be because the chicken evolved.  The chicken still needed to lay the egg.  I don't think there is any possible way to answer this question, and it is indeed a brain teaser.

raysnayn | Student

If you read the Bible, God created animals.

Thus, chicken came first before egg.

 

ash742154 | Student

Many people ask this as a rhetorical question, or use it as an example of an infinite cause-effect loop.  It actually has a much deeper meaning because the way a person answers this question reveals part of their belief system.

People that believe the answer is "the chicken" are supporting the creationism theory of life.  At God's command, a chicken appeared and then began to reproduce via eggs.

People that believe the answer is "the egg" are supporting the evolutionary theory of life.  Thousands of years ago, a certain species of bird called the Red Junglefowl lived in the Indo-China region.  People began to demosticate these birds for the purposes of food.  Born out of their natural habitat, the junglefowl began to adapt, and eventually their offspring became the modern version of a chicken.  In other words, a Red Junglefowl laid an egg and a chicken was the result.

 

I agree with it.

deathnote3658 | Student

Both came first but 1, geographers always argue with the question " which came first the chicken or the egg". So geographers say that they both came first but in different times in different places.

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