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ActivationEnergy

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The chicken or the Egg?
« on: October 14, 2011, 11:57:58 AM »

Which came first?
the egg.
My reasoning?
other animals laid eggs before chickens... ;)
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Re: The chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 03:36:16 AM »

The mutation which produced the chicken from its evolutionary pro-chicken ancestor must have been present in the germ cells of the ancestor. Therefore, the prototypical chicken hatched from an egg containing a mutation derived from its evolutionary ancestor. The egg was a chicken egg before there was a chicken. The egg came first.
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Re: The chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 09:48:25 AM »

Glad someone gets my explanation.
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Re: The chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2011, 09:28:10 AM »

I could say that "the mutation which produced the egg from its evolutionary pro-egg ancestor must have been present in the germ cells of the ancestor. Therefore, the prototypical egg hatched from an chicken containing a mutation derived from its evolutionary ancestor. The egg becomes from a chicken before there was an egg. The chicken came first." ;) but, now seriously, I think that the response to this ancient dilemma is: none
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Re: The chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 03:10:39 PM »

but, now seriously, I think that the response to this ancient dilemma is: none
This. I think if you actually use biology and what not to explain what came first, an actual chicken or egg, then the point of the question is lost.
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Re: The chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 01:35:40 AM »

Do we really care if it’s a chicken or an egg????
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