• Question: Its not whether what came first the chicken or the egg but who created the chicken/egg?

    Asked by optimusgrime786 to Ed, Katie, Sam, Steve, Vera on 19 Jun 2011. This question was also asked by exfeddybooxf.
    • Photo: Steven Daly

      Steven Daly answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      The egg was layed by something that wasn’t quite a chicken!

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      Sam Tazzyman answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      Yes, the egg evolved first, because chickens are birds, which evolved from dinosaurs, which laid eggs.

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      Edward Morrison answered on 18 Jun 2011:


    • Photo: Vera Weisbecker

      Vera Weisbecker answered on 18 Jun 2011:

      I agree with Steve and Sam, although of course you are taking the question back to “Well, who created the Dinosaurs then?”. And the answer is similar, something that wasn’t quite a dinosaur but from which dinosaurs evovled. You can go on and on backwards through evolution until you hit the time when no organisms laid eggs – which is actually a looong way back (like, 500 milion years or earlier). So then you have to work out how eggs came into being – perhaps as a little protective coat for the fertilized egg cell of some organism?

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      Katie Marriott answered on 19 Jun 2011:

      haha, brilliant question! I agree with Vera