#1 Posted by ThisIsGonnaHurt (30089 posts) - - Show Bio

Biblical: chicken

Scientific: still to be decided

#2 Posted by Vance Astro (91071 posts) - - Show Bio

it's obvious the answer is the Chicken.

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#3 Posted by Slinger (7640 posts) - - Show Bio

the egg. there were animals that laid eggs long before chickens existed.

#4 Posted by brainiac 1.0 (4150 posts) - - Show Bio

What do you think came first.

#5 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

Vance Astro says:

"it's obvious the answer is the Chicken."
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#6 Posted by Static Shock (47330 posts) - - Show Bio

Vance Astro says:

"it's obvious the answer is the Chicken."

Seconded.

#7 Posted by Shaper (5168 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't laugh, I'm still learning my classifactions, but Chickens are Monotremes, right?

#8 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

neither...

Scientifically speaking the chicken evolved from a reptilian ancestor which led to the 'egg' form of reproduction that is currently in use by the Egg...

so neither came first, it was a slow evolutionary process leading to the Egg evolving from an amphibious egg like frog spawn under a more solid environment with a hard shell to protect the embryonic chick from predators.

M

#9 Posted by Ebony Bishop (767 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"neither...Scientifically speaking the chicken evolved from a reptilian ancestor which led to the 'egg' form of reproduction that is currently in use by the Egg...so neither came first, it was a slow evolutionary process leading to the Egg evolving from an amphibious egg like frog spawn under a more solid environment with a hard shell to protect the embryonic chick from predators.M"

Well, to be absolutely technical on the subject, the very first fully formed chicken, as we know it today, would have hatched from an egg that was laid by something that was almost a chicken, evolutionarily speaking. Who knows what the difference was? It was slightly different from the chicken we know, love, and lick off our fingers, and it's offspring was a full chicken.

Which means that, ever so technically, the egg came first.

Next week, I'll tell you if a tree makes a sound if it falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear.

#10 Posted by Vance Astro (91071 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"neither... Scientifically speaking the chicken evolved from a reptilian ancestor which led to the 'egg' form of reproduction that is currently in use by the Egg... so neither came first, it was a slow evolutionary process leading to the Egg evolving from an amphibious egg like frog spawn under a more solid environment with a hard shell to protect the embryonic chick from predators. M"

.........

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#11 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

Slinger says:

"the egg. there were animals that laid eggs long before chickens existed."
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#12 Posted by The_Absolute (892 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

". . . a more solid environment with a hard shell to protect the embryonic chick from predators. M"

That didn't quite work out, though, huh? lol. I say Chicken.

#13 Posted by Vance Astro (91071 posts) - - Show Bio

pixelized says:

"Slinger says:
"the egg. there were animals that laid eggs long before chickens existed."
"

That logic doesn't work.

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#14 Posted by Shanana (52814 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah the chicken

#15 Posted by King Saturn (223745 posts) - - Show Bio

The Chicken came first.

#16 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

Ebony Bishop says:

"Well, to be absolutely technical on the subject, the very first fully formed chicken, as we know it today, would have hatched from an egg that was laid by something that was *almost* a chicken, evolutionarily speaking. Who knows what the difference was? It was *slightly* different from the chicken we know, love, and lick off our fingers, and it's offspring was a full chicken. Which means that, ever so technically, the egg came first."

Is the correct answer. I'll assume all you chicken people are young Earth Creationists (which is the only way chicken logic works).

Methos says:

"neither... Scientifically speaking the chicken evolved from a reptilian ancestor which led to the 'egg' form of reproduction that is currently in use by the Egg... so neither came first, it was a slow evolutionary process leading to the Egg evolving from an amphibious egg like frog spawn under a more solid environment with a hard shell to protect the embryonic chick from predators. M"

If your talking about bird eggs in general, not just chicken eggs, then the bird egg is first by millions of years. Chickens are pretty late on the avian evolutionary tree, there's a gap between them and there reptile forebears. It wasn't the evolution of the chicken that led to eggs, which is how I read what you've written.

#17 Posted by lionel hunter (2509 posts) - - Show Bio

that question just makes you go in circles because without the chicken you cant have the egg but without the egg theres no chicken

#18 Posted by Cosmic Sentinel (3749 posts) - - Show Bio

lionel hunter says:

"that question just makes you go in circles because without the chicken you cant have the egg but without the egg theres no chicken"

Not if you apply just a little logic to the problem. Read Ebony Bishop's post, unless your a Creationist, in which case 6000 years ago God made chickens. The only decision is whether or not you allow science to make your science choices.

#19 Posted by Phoenix God (389 posts) - - Show Bio

Egg. Obviously.

The chicken people didn't even give an arguement. Why?

#20 Posted by Nighthunter (28578 posts) - - Show Bio

egg

#21 Posted by fesak (7029 posts) - - Show Bio

Ebony Bishop says:

"Methos says:
"neither...Scientifically speaking the chicken evolved from a reptilian ancestor which led to the 'egg' form of reproduction that is currently in use by the Egg...so neither came first, it was a slow evolutionary process leading to the Egg evolving from an amphibious egg like frog spawn under a more solid environment with a hard shell to protect the embryonic chick from predators.M"

Well, to be absolutely technical on the subject, the very first fully formed chicken, as we know it today, would have hatched from an egg that was laid by something that was almost a chicken, evolutionarily speaking. Who knows what the difference was? It was slightly different from the chicken we know, love, and lick off our fingers, and it's offspring was a full chicken.

Which means that, ever so technically, the egg came first.

Next week, I'll tell you if a tree makes a sound if it falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear.

"

This. Any mutation would have to happen in the egg.

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#22 Posted by Superkitty (1086 posts) - - Show Bio

Evolutionism: Egg

Creationism: Chicken

Dictionary: Chicken

On a bathroom stall: ask yo' mama

On the other side of the road: the chicken came first, the egg hasn't moved yet

#23 Posted by warlock360 (27977 posts) - - Show Bio

Methos says:

"neither...Scientifically speaking the chicken evolved from a reptilian ancestor which led to the 'egg' form of reproduction that is currently in use by the Egg...so neither came first, it was a slow evolutionary process leading to the Egg evolving from an amphibious egg like frog spawn under a more solid environment with a hard shell to protect the embryonic chick from predators.M"

yadda yadda egg

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#24 Posted by Shaper (5168 posts) - - Show Bio

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#25 Posted by fesak (7029 posts) - - Show Bio
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#26 Posted by Vance Astro (91071 posts) - - Show Bio

The Answer is chicken...I don't know how anybody can't see that....

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#27 Posted by T.M.O.E. (241 posts) - - Show Bio

slinger is correct the question which came first the chicken or the egg

it is the egg

ive seen a few people only so close minded that they only refer to bird like creatures

they haven't taken into account the other animals that existed before "chickens" so unless they are pro creationism they will acknowledge Dinosaurs that have lain eggs... thats right eggs long before a chicken like creature even evolved

like i said and a few smart people the egg came first and if someone says otherwise please give an explanation and i won't be making another post on this so no one say i got owned after some childish little b@stard feels high and mighty