Answering the Age-Old Question: Which Came First – The Chicken or the Egg?

The question as to which came first, the chicken or the egg, has long been a subject of debate even in the scientific community.

The chicken comes first, of course, because the egg is always laid by a chicken. But where did the chicken come from? An egg, of course! And where did that egg come from? From a chicken, of course!

Because the answer often goes back to the other – and there seems to be a never ending answer if we go by that route.

If we look at it from a religious point of view, the chicken wins. After all, in the creation story, there was never any mention that God created eggs.

Genesis 1:20 And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.

Genesis 1:24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so.

Nowhere in the creation story did it say, And God said, “Let there be eggs that would grow into living creatures”

There is also a scientific basis for Team Chicken. As explained by AsapSCIENCE in their YouTube video, chicken eggs need a protein called OV-17 which only comes from chicken ovaries; thus, an egg could not be formed without a chicken.

So, does the chicken win already? Well, not yet! We still have to hear Team Egg’s side.

According to this side’s argument, the chicken egg should not be defined as an egg laid by a chicken but as an egg that contains a chicken. If this is the case, then team egg has a big chance of winning because it can trace its roots back to evolution.

In genetics, mutations could occur for new species to be formed. The process is lengthy and could go for a span of millions of years but, always, the mutations occur within the zygote: the egg, for chickens.

So, does the egg win?

Find out in this video…

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