Which came first, the chicken or the egg?


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Created: Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:57 am PST by homer2000.
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Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

The chicken or the egg causality dilemma is commonly stated as "which came first, the chicken or the egg?" To ancient philosophers, the question about the first chicken or egg also evoked the questions of how life and the universe in general began.

Cultural references to the Chicken and Egg intend to point out the futility of identifying the first case of a circular cause and consequence. It could be considered that in this approach lies the most fundamental nature of the question. A literal answer is somewhat obvious to some people, as egg-laying species pre-date the existence of chickens. To others, the chicken came first, seeing as chickens are merely domesticated Red Junglefowls. However, the metaphorical view sets a metaphysical ground to the dilemma. To better understand its metaphorical meaning, the question could be reformulated as: "Which came first, X that can't come without Y, or Y that can't come without X?"


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Lettuce (Pro) LETTUCE (Pro) - My argument is not for chicken, nor for egg, but for both coming at the same time. I mean, think about it. If the chicken or egg did come first, how did they procreate. For this to logically make sense, both had to come at the same time. A rooste...

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Cabbage (Con) CABBAGE (Con) - The chicken or egg debate may relate to the Adam and Eve story from Genesis. The egg came first, from which hatched a rooster. The rooster was lonely, such like Adam, and God sent the rooster a chicken, just like God sent Adam, Eve. And they had mo...

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My argument is not for chicken, nor for egg, but for both coming at the same time. I mean, think about it. If the chicken or egg did come first, how did they procreate. For this to logically make sense, both had to come at the same time. A rooster hatched from the egg, the rooster "kicked it" to the chicken, and they laid more eggs, thus creating more chickens and roosters, and thus today, we have all these chickens and roosters.
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The chicken or egg debate may relate to the Adam and Eve story from Genesis. The egg came first, from which hatched a rooster. The rooster was lonely, such like Adam, and God sent the rooster a chicken, just like God sent Adam, Eve. And they had more chickens and roosters, such as Adam and Eve gave birth to Cain and Abel.
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