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« on: 14/07/2007 23:33:20 »
this age old question gas baffled the minds of many pepole for years which came first the chicken or the egg
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« Reply #1 on: 15/07/2007 00:35:14 »
EGG

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« Reply #2 on: 15/07/2007 01:00:45 »
There's no problem with this whatsoever. Dinosaurs laid eggs & they were around a long time before chickens.
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« Reply #3 on: 15/07/2007 03:13:18 »
someone has to post a stupid question
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« Reply #4 on: 15/07/2007 03:16:46 »
someone has to post a stupid question

LoL.

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« Reply #5 on: 15/07/2007 03:18:07 »
there are no stupid questions

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« Reply #6 on: 15/07/2007 03:19:06 »
unless you call someone's landline phone and ask them where they are... that's just dumb. but i do it to my parents all the time. lol

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« Reply #7 on: 15/07/2007 03:24:02 »
wow..that's funny..lol.

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« Reply #8 on: 15/07/2007 04:50:04 »
HEE HEE.. Ive done that to.. LOL It is quite embarrassing!

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« Reply #9 on: 15/07/2007 07:07:04 »
someone has to post a stupid question

yes and it's usually me.

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« Reply #10 on: 15/07/2007 07:24:57 »
someone has to post a stupid question

yes and it's usually me.

I cannot answer the question as I don't know the answer... LOL I think the answer has not changed for at least 47 years now that I know of! LOL

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« Reply #11 on: 15/07/2007 08:54:02 »
someone has to post a stupid question

yes and it's usually me.

I cannot answer the question as I don't know the answer... LOL I think the answer has not changed for at least 47 years now that I know of! LOL

47 years & you still don't know?
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« Reply #12 on: 15/07/2007 14:13:31 »
OK, who are the 2 who voted for the chicken?
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"unless you call someone's landline phone and ask them where they are... that's just dumb. but i do it to my parents all the time. lol"
It's usually a dumb question to ask someone on a mobile phone too.
Anyone who asks me gets the reply "It doesn't matter where I am; this is a mobile).
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« Reply #13 on: 15/07/2007 15:31:24 »
I did! LoL I just picked one. I shouldn't have though cuz I shouldn't have anything in this. LoL.

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« Reply #14 on: 15/07/2007 15:54:16 »
Yeah it is quite clear that what ever laid the egg that the first chicken comeout of, was not a chicken. [:)] [:)]

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« Reply #15 on: 15/07/2007 19:16:37 »
Yeah it is quite clear that what ever laid the egg that the first chicken comeout of, was not a chicken. [:)] [:)]

 [???] what?  [???]
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« Reply #16 on: 15/07/2007 19:52:41 »
Chicken, the egg came later!

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« Reply #17 on: 15/07/2007 20:02:27 »
I would probably have an egg for breakfast & chicken for dinner - so the egg comes first!  [:D]
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« Reply #18 on: 15/07/2007 20:04:43 »
lol
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« Reply #20 on: 16/07/2007 08:31:36 »
Chicken, the egg came later!

So, what did that chicken come from, or did it morph during it's life?

This is very clear. As Jolly said, the egg came first because what laid the egg, wasn't quite a chicken.

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« Reply #21 on: 16/07/2007 08:41:26 »
Well.. I am confuzzled always with this question as I was brought up Christian .. LOL god created  the chicken and the rooster, so don't ask any more questions.. LOL... I was always told that is all you need to KNOW! LOL...

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« Reply #22 on: 16/07/2007 20:54:13 »
OK, just to confuse the issue. The eggshell is formed round the embryo. From a genetic point of view that embryo is a chicken and it's there before the eggshell. The chicken is there before the first chicken's egg.
Of course eggs had been around for ages before chickens evolved but the chicken was there before its egg.
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« Reply #23 on: 16/07/2007 21:29:35 »
OK well where did the chicken come from if not the egg..??? we know there had to be a chicken in order to lay an egg!

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« Reply #24 on: 17/07/2007 08:13:37 »
OK, just to confuse the issue. The eggshell is formed round the embryo. From a genetic point of view that embryo is a chicken and it's there before the eggshell. The chicken is there before the first chicken's egg.
Of course eggs had been around for ages before chickens evolved but the chicken was there before its egg.

Oooh, that's a smart one!, But, a chicken embryo, yes indeed. But a "chicken"? Is a human embryo a "human"? If all goes well, it'll be one, but as it's not yet born, it only has latent "humanness". Or perhaps at the rather subjective age definition for abortions is the embryo defined as a "human" rather than a collection of cells, which could then (perhaps) be related to the chick.

And there is another semantic definition. When it's young, it's a chick, and not a chicken. This stage comes after being a chick, and therefore the egg comes first!

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« Reply #26 on: 17/07/2007 19:40:44 »
"When it's young, it's a chick, and not a chicken. This stage comes after being a chick, and therefore the egg comes first!"
Except that chicken is also a term for a young bird and then we get pullets and  cockrells then hens, and cocks.
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