Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Chicken And The Egg Problem - A View Of Evolution

The Chicken And The Egg Problem - A View Of Evolution: At some point everyone has heard the question: "Which came first, the chicken or the egg.".  What is surprising about this question is that it can still produce any debate.

It is surprisingly obvious yet one wonders what has contributed to its longevity and its countinued appearance in various arguments.

Why obvious?  Well, let's consider the premises.  Unless one is predisposed to believing that animals simply appear, then we must reject the premise that a chicken can exist as a fully formed adult without any previous existence.  As a result, the only element left to examine is the egg.  Yet, an egg doesn't spring into existence fully formed either.

Answer: Dinosaurs laid eggs, Dinosaurs came before Chickens, ergo, the egg came first. 

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