well.... I guess that's that. it's about god damn time.. There actually isn't really an answer. First we'll assume that it is "Which came first the chicken or the chicken egg," because eggs were around a lon Chicken egg nigger
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#13 - anon id: 0e46b041
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I figured out the answer to this one when I was 3. Get on my level.
User avatar #238 to #13 - traelos
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No you didn't.

The egg was laid by something that was not a chicken, therefore it was not a chicken egg, the egg belonged to whatever laid it. Then a chicken came out of it.

Naturally no one on this website would agree with that, but go ask your parents and you might be surprised.

Just another example of Neil deGrass Tyson having no ******* idea what he's talking about.
#244 to #238 - RipperMan
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He's talking about evolution. At some point something VERY close to a chicken laid an egg that hatched as a mutation of that bird; and that mutant chick came to be the modern day chicken.
#250 to #244 - traelos
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Yes, everyone knows that. The question is based on that. That is, in fact, quite obvious.

That in no way answers the question: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

That's like answering "Why did the chicken cross the road" by saying "A road is a long strip of packed soil, asphalt, gravel or other material used for long distance travel"
#15 to #13 - thisnick
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User avatar #231 to #15 - comandante
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I've been saying this for years..they said I was stupid....some ******** Neal, some ******** .
#94 to #15 - denbaby
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User avatar #5 - ssjkirby
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There actually isn't really an answer.

First we'll assume that it is "Which came first the chicken or the chicken egg," because eggs were around a long time before birds.

Once this is established, it is just how people decide to define things. Is a chicken egg a chicken egg because it was laid by a chicken or because it has an undeveloped chicken fetus inside of it?

Do you see where I'm going with this or should I explain further?
#6 to #5 - bollenn
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The question is if a chicken was first or the egg with a chicken inside, and the egg is clearly the answer
User avatar #7 to #6 - ssjkirby
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But what if I argued that a chicken egg isn't a chicken egg unless it is laid by a chicken.
It all depends on how you define what a chicken egg is.
#113 to #7 - anon id: 8f7745fd
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I wouldn't matter if it was a chicken egg or not. It would just have to contain a chicken. This would mean that it was unknown that it was a chicken egg when it was laid, diminishing it of a status which would relate it to any existing animal of the time.
Whatever creature that laid the egg would be the species which the egg belongs to, but since it cannot be a chicken, it is never in fact a chicken egg.

Bitch.
#8 to #7 - bollenn
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True, both answers are right depending on the meaning of it
User avatar #77 to #5 - srskate
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I understand exactly what you are saying, and it is a valid and highly interesting argument.
User avatar #121 to #5 - akneegrow
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I think that what's inside of the egg defines what kind of egg it is. Regardless of what it came out of.
#188 to #5 - hillbillypowpow
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I always thought that whatever evolved into chicken's eventually laid an egg that was what we would consider a chicken, so the egg came first.
#198 to #5 - spysappinmysasha
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Actually there is an answer, and the answer is that I came first. Because I am pretty sure that chicken wasnt masturbating.
#16 to #5 - thisnick
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Birds came from reptiles, reptiles lay eggs, so technically it would be the egg no matter how you look at it
User avatar #10 to #5 - dmagen
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User avatar #12 to #10 - ssjkirby
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That sums up the exact argument I had in my head that I was too lazy to write out.
#73 - mltex
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EVOLUTION BITCHES!
EVOLUTION BITCHES!
#78 - RandomSauce
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hey-oh, chicken on a raft.
#106 to #78 - wutda
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Ho-Oh*
User avatar #25 - bakinboy
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wrong you ******. if it was not a chicken that laid the egg, it would not lay a chicken egg. it would lay an egg where, the egg itself is from that species, but the chicken is inside a not-chicken egg.
#30 to #25 - anon id: 2b6b7fbf
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Not unless the mother bred with a species other than itself and ended up making an entirely new species.
User avatar #35 to #25 - dubstepguru
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Did you just call Neil DeGrasse Tyson a ******? What the hell man...
User avatar #36 to #25 - roninneko
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The question doesn't say, "which came first; the chicken, or the chicken egg?" It just says "egg".
#37 to #25 - slyve
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Dude, you don't call NDG a ******. That **** does not fly. Go **** yourself.
#17 - applescryatnight
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this was pretty obvious to me at a young age.
even before i knew about evolution and such
i never understood why people didnt get this
#48 - Fagdust
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The egg has been around since male/female reproduction came about through evolution some time shortly before the Cambrian explosion. Eggs with protective shells came about through reptiles. At some point a reptilian proto-bird with a strong resemblance to a reptile laid an egg with a genetic structure differing enough from its predecessor that it was more bird than reptile - this happened for generations until there was a line where one was not a bird, but one was.

So, the bird egg came before the bird, because it was laid by a animal that was not defined as a true bird. There had to have been, at some point, a clear threshold that differentiated the one specie from the other.

That is why the egg comes before the bird. Same thing with the chicken, except the modern chicken comes from the hybrid offspring of the red and grey junglefowl, however; the same process applies, there was at one point a non-chicken laying an egg that birthed a true chicken.
#42 - anon id: ce549b83
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Neither. God did.
#45 to #42 - anon id: 5a1c85ed
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0/10
User avatar #44 to #42 - scrollerkey
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ROFL
#174 - mehmachine
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THEN WHAT WAS THE BIRD BEFORE THE CHICKEN AND WHEN DID THE TRANSITION FROM PRE CHICKEN TO CHICKEN BEGIN!?
User avatar #185 to #174 - hokeymon
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Just so you know birds aren't the only ones to lay eggs.
User avatar #158 - kathuzada
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What if the chicken was born
#162 to #158 - papernazi
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