Finally answered! Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The chicken, no, the egg, no, the chicken, no, the egg. We’ve all been through the logic; most of us end up at the same place.

The question of whether the egg or the chicken came first has confounded many of us.

Finally answered! “The Egg — laid by a bird that was not a Chicken.”

The granddaddy of causality dilemmas has a solution, and we have the simple science to explain it.

Basically, many, many moons ago there was a chicken-like bird. It was genetically close to a chicken but wasn’t a full-blown chicken yet. It is called a proto-chicken. So proto-hen laid an egg, and proto-rooster fertilized it. But when the genes from ma and pa almost-chicken fused, they combined in a new way, creating a mutation that accidentally made the baby different from its parents. Although it would take many years for the difference to be noticed, that egg was different enough to become a new species, now known as… the chicken! So in a nutshell (or an eggshell, if you like), two birds that weren’t really chickens created a chicken egg, and hence, we have an answer: The egg came first, and then it hatched a chicken.

Maybe the question we should be asking is: Which came first, the proto-chicken or the proto-chicken egg?

 

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