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the chicken

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Started: 1/15/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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FallingInTooDeep

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in the case that ur talking about a chicken egg, the chicken came first
zero101

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Thanks to Fallingtoodeep for instigating this debate.

If you're going to argue this topic, you need to first define "chicken" and "egg".

The definition of "chicken" is simple: A chicken is a member of the species G. Gallus, and is hatched from something we call an "egg". They reproduce by mating with another chicken, which may produce one of these "eggs".

The definition of "egg", however, is not as simple as that. This term also applies to the "sex cells", or reproductive cells of most female animals. Many eggs, specifically those of mammals (excluding the platapus) always develop inside the body.

For example, when human eggs are fertilized, they either fail to become anything more than a fertilized egg, or develop slowly, nourished by energy from the placenta, which transfers energy from the mother to the offspring through the umbilical cord.

Chicken eggs consist of some other developing chicken, the yolk instead of the placenta, a protective membrane, and a shell to surround it all.

So even though the egg develops outside the body, it serves the same purpose as the womb, to protect and nourish the offspring.

As such, I argue that the egg indeed came first.
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Posted by zero101 2 years ago
zero101
Cocobean,
Most birds seem to have evolved from the prehistoric creatures of the genus archaeopteryx, which have been thought of as the transitional creatures between dinosaurs and modern birds.

Dinosaurs actually layed eggs as well, as did the archaeopteryx, so even before birds, most multicellular complex organisms would still lay eggs instead of giving live birth.

Since chickens evolved from dinosaurs, it would be safe to say that the first birds, and the first ancestors of birds, began from eggs
Posted by cocobean 2 years ago
cocobean
Its hard to say since the first close form of a chicken didn't lay eggs to make more chickens. If I had to say I would go with the chicken because during evolution eventually something grew into what we now know as the chicken and at some point it had to start laying eggs.-shauna
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