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Offline Hadrian

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Re: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
« Reply #25 on: 28/04/2006 10:33:36 »

Some of the old question are still the best
 



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Re: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
« Reply #26 on: 28/04/2006 17:18:38 »
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Or you could also argue that the new beak of newborns killed every mother which kept their offspring in their whomb by ripping the uterus and only the mothers who would reject their chicks in an egg would survive and thrive! The answer is the beak, then the egg which gave the chicken!


Excepting that egg laying animals pre-date placental animals.



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Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
« Reply #27 on: 17/07/2007 02:57:59 »
After a brief review, this answer was not found, so here goes.

Evolution occurs in steps when the DNA from male and female join to form the next generation.  This is the time that the two sets of DNA come together and create an individual with possibly new attributes.  This is the only time. 

The result of that joining is the fertilized egg or zygote.  It may be an egg within a mammal or an egg within a hard shell.  The question of the chicken and egg refers to the hard shelled egg that is laid by the chicken. 

So, in consideration that the genetic change in the animal is present in the egg before it is present in the adult, the egg did indeed come first.
 

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