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Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Neither. And both. This is a false dichotomy. You see, there is no such thing as a chicken, nor is there such thing as a chicken egg.

Let me explain.

Chickens aren't a static thing. They evolve over time. They are constantly changing.

So are their eggs and the contents of those eggs, too.

Many millions of years ago, there was a dinosaur. It looked vaguely chicken-like, but it had teeth and claws on its "wings." If you saw one at night, you might briefly mistake it for a chicken.

Over time, though, this creature changed. Its teeth disappeared, as did the claws on its wings. It gained the ability to fly, and then lost it again.

At what point did it become a chicken? It still isn't a chicken, remember? There is no such thing as a chicken.

The eggs you buy at the store come from a small dinosaur that is still in the process of becoming what it will eventually become. It is the first of its kind. It is the last of its kind. Its children will not be chickens, any more than it is.

They are beasts on the spectrum, categorized by we humans as "chicken" but no more chicken than dinosaur or incredibly advanced amphibian or hyper-evolved protozoa.

There was no first chicken. There was no first egg. We could arbitrarily draw the line anywhere we wanted to, summarily deeming that this is the first chicken or the first egg.

But, in the end, that decision would be arbitrary. The creature we are about to eat is what it is, regardless of where we draw that line. And, this is important, the being just on the other side of that line, regardless of where we draw it, is more "chicken" than any other creature. If you were to see one, you'd say, "that's a chicken". Either that, or we've drawn the line so far from what we think of as "chicken" that the creatures on both sides would fail this simple test.

False dichotomies of this kind are common. Which is better, conservative or liberal? Answer: yes. Which is worse, rape or murder? Answer: no.

Life is far more complex than "yes" or "no" and "better" and "worse." Expand your mind and see the world as it is: a spectrum of existence.


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John W Shreve
krdevane, Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. Genesis 2:19a
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Sep 4, 2020 6:40PM
krdevane
The chicken came first. In the account of creation in Genesis everything was made then given the command to reproduce after it's own kind.
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Mar 21, 2020 4:30PM
tbbqcloser
God created the chicken, male and female, like he did all animals, and have produced after their own kind since creation. So, the chicken came first. Can you disprove it?
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Feb 16, 2020 5:05PM
Siegfried Proslmeyr
afpsense, Evolution is a working theory based on evidence and it changes as new evidence presents itself. Theology is a belief system based on hopes, dreams and wishful thinking, with not a shred of evidence of its validity.
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Nov 17, 2019 6:44PM
Siegfried Proslmeyr
James there is heaps more evidence of evolution than there is of God, say what you will, belief what you will. The good thing with science is that whilst it can’t explain it makes slow steady progress towards full understanding, and one day we will have the answers as to where we came from. Faith on the other hand will always be faith, does not change, leaving he ignorant blissfully believing in magic.
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Nov 17, 2019 6:22PM
James Wyble
Baloney. “Evolutionists” try to con off everything to evolution by saying it took “MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF YEARS”. They cannot prove anything, because it a fake theory. They refuse to accept that the very DNA 🧬 that makes up every living thing is a CODE. Codes are written by a designer. DNA is a very complex code. They would have people believe that this complex code was written by chance over millions of years. So, if you use a clothes dryer to dry you clothes, perhaps in a few million drying cycles, when you open that dryer door, your clothes will already be FOLDED! Where are the half-monkey/half-man creatures?? If we evolved from monkeys 🐒, then WHY ARE MONKEYS STILL HERE?? Further, if that were true, then a man should be able to reproduce with a monkey......like a horse + donkey = mule! I’m not preaching, but the bible says that it is INEXCUSABLE on the part of man not to know that there is a God by seeing His creation. Just look at the planets & stars! Such a vast creation, and yet in such order. The order is so precise that we base our very own “TIME” on the rotation of this enormous planet we call EARTH 🌎 . A Year is base on the Earth’s complete orbit around the sun. And yet, the Earth is the only celestial body that “LIFE” is found in any kind....plant or animal. Hmmm.....how could that be?? PROBABLY because a Supreme BEING.......a.k.a., GOD, decided to CREATE LIFE HERE!! Soon, all mankind will know the truth. But that’s another story for another time.
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Sep 22, 2019 6:53PM
Elle MacDonald
Love it John....thanks for the laugh
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Aug 29, 2019 5:01PM
Gale0013
John Edward Pike I believe you've got it.
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Jul 25, 2019 7:57PM
Lamarr Ragin
Do not believe this crap story
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Jul 23, 2019 8:19AM
afpsense
All animals that were and are, were created in the form they had and have. Evolution is still a theory. Chickens were made to be egg layers, so chickens came first.
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Jun 28, 2019 8:27PM
gbluemoon
With that there are no Humans.
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Jun 14, 2019 6:28PM
faith f
Charles Ed Thompson, LOL like that one
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Jun 5, 2019 5:34PM
Phil Breeze
What is thus God that no one has ever seen nor heard ? But just causes division of mankind?
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May 25, 2019 12:19PM
Sue Gembrini-Spataro
Ahaha ok
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May 9, 2019 11:16AM
patmullen
It's like l feel more like I do now than I did when I came here !
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Apr 23, 2019 8:01PM

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