Chicken or the Egg?

Chicken or the Egg?

  • Chicken

  • Egg

  • Something else?


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Cappuccino

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Why is this question so popular? The chicken came first or the egg? Yet, no one even have the correct answer or a clear explanation.

What do you think came first?
 

SKORPI0

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Problem Solved: The Egg Came First


Time to find a new brain teaser—the chicken and egg question has been solved. The egg wins. If that answer doesn’t satisfy you, here’s why. First, like everything else, chickens evolved. At some point, a not-chicken became a chicken. And that chicken had to have come out of an egg, which existed before the not-chicken. Popular Science explains:
Another way to look at the question would be to ask which came first in evolutionary history. Once again, the egg takes precedence. Many characteristics of the modern avian egg—namely an oblong, asymmetrical shape and a hardened shell—were in place before birds diverged from dinosaurs about 150 million years ago. “A lot of the traits that we see in bird eggs evolved prior to birds in theropod dinosaurs,” says Darla Zelenitsky, of the University of Calgary.​
 
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