070. Still The Egg

070. Still The Egg

A psychic egg would be way cooler. Although also a lot quieter.

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The Planet Of The Great Debate

Chickens are birds. Birds evolved from reptiles. Reptiles laid eggs. Ergo, the egg came first. Simple!
But that’s not the right question!

It should be what came first – the chicken or the chicken egg?

Still the egg! One day a not-quite-chicken lays an egg that hatches into an actual chicken. It’s simple evolution!

But how can it be a chicken egg if a chicken didn’t lay it?
Is an egg named for what it hatches from or what it hatches into? It’s all just semantics!

Okay, smartarse. Why did the chicken cross the road?
I’m a talking egg, not a psychic.

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 12:01 am in 100 Planets. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment or trackback from your own site.

7 Responses

  1. ianmorris says:

    cracked.com agrees with the egg.

  2. Dan says:

    Actually, they’ve proven that it was the chicken. Chicken eggs contain a protein that is only produced by chickens, so the first chicken was around before the first chicken egg.

    http://www.metro.co.uk/news/835020-the-chicken-came-first-not-the-egg-scientists-prove

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