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quote:Originally posted by HadrianYea i get that. But where do eggs fit into the scheme things reguarding birth etc.
quote:Originally posted by HadrianWhere did the hard shell come from and when did it first appear?
quote:Modern birds are considered to be the direct descendants of theropod dinosaurs.
quote:Where did the hard shell come from and when did it first appear?
quote:Originally posted by HadrianCan anyone give an answer to this?What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
quote:Originally posted by another_someoneThinking a little about this, it occurred to me that the development of mineral shells on eggs must have developed alongside the development of the beak, because without the sharp beak, it would have been difficult to break through the hard shell, but with the beak, it must be more difficult to break out of a soft coated egg.George
quote:Originally posted by ukmickyGEORGE Sorry i nearly edited yours rather than quote from it.Michael
quote:Originally posted by ukmickyi was looking for my reply which i just posted and couldnt find it, i thought i was going mad until i scrolled up and found it added on to georges post. i had to do a quick un-editand repostMichael
quote:Originally posted by Andrew K FletcherThe answer is neither"The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct."K.I.S. "Keep it simple!"
quote:Originally posted by Andrew K FletcherThe answer is neitherK.I.S. "Keep it simple!"[/size=1][/brown]
quote:Originally posted by AmonOr 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!