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Offline ActivationEnergy

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The chicken or the Egg?
« on: October 14, 2011, 05:57:58 PM »
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, 09:36:16 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, 03:48:25 PM »
Glad someone gets my explanation.

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Re: The chicken or the Egg?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2011, 03:28:10 PM »
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, 09:10:39 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, 07:35:40 AM »
Do we really care if it’s a chicken or an egg????

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