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Ok, so.. For a long time, I've claimed that obviously the egg came before the chicken, as the first chicken had to be hatched from something.

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Ok, so.. For a long time, I've claimed that obviously the egg came before the chicken, as the first chicken had to be hatched from something.

We had a discussion about it today at work, and Jens contested that claim. So now I've revised my position.

Chicken can lay eggs without them being fertilized. This means the eggs are made up of non-genetically-mixed material, and that the fertilization alters the contents of the eggs (the thing that gets hatched).

This means that some kind of proto-chicken got fertilized, laid a proto-chicken egg that contained a mutated offspring that we would today call a chicken.

So obviously, the chicken came first. QEFD.

(Development blog link)

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P3ACE753
P3ACE753

Great, now get started on answering why do we exist.

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ladis1
ladis1

the answer to life the universe and everything is 42.

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johnpinky7
johnpinky7

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Best response ever. Works every time =D more votes!!!! for his comment ^^^^^

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Kanealii
Kanealii

Finally..an answer that makes sense to me!

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Svenare
Svenare

wrong, that is the answer to the ultimate question! not the meaning of life

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ladis1
ladis1

The ultimate question is: What is the meaning of life.

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neronix17
neronix17

The ultimate question is never known!

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Wonkehcheetah
Wonkehcheetah

So if I put 42 as the answer on all of my tests, exams, and other forms of schoolwork I should become super honor roll student of the universe?

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griefmaster_00x1
griefmaster_00x1

do you know that the universe is infinite? so is human history!

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Soulshaper2
Soulshaper2

out standing!

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romanius24
romanius24

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so ******* importent....i thought it was about MC....damn

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

mojang? talking about Minecraft?

you've got a better chance of VALVe announcing HL2:E3. :V

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timstro59
timstro59

I rick rolled 650 people on Facepunch by doing that.

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johnpinky7
johnpinky7

and every single one enjoyed it! i personally enjoy the song =)

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Flash112
Flash112

moderator gone mad!

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GmansFan
GmansFan

Really, is that all you care about? They're people, so they do other stuff than just deign minecraft.

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Darthlex
Darthlex

Why is it so hard to understand that 'that' is all he cares about? Seeing as 'that' is Minecraft?

I hate to point out the obvious, but this is the Minecraft page, not the Mojang twitter.

Personally, I enjoy the various twitters from time to time, but there's a reason I didn't sign up to his twitter y'know? I like my minecraft updates to be, y'know, updates about minecraft.

Just sayin'.

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa

I understand. still, it is nice to shake things up a little now and then ^^

and tbh, I've really been laying back on updating. for example, he had a weird has hell image uploaded, but I've ignored it, as it wasn't good for the page.

some like, cut up version of Notch's face. idk.

trust me, this won't become THAT bad ^^

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ArkaZeen
ArkaZeen

lol nice

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Exeon
Exeon

Completely wrong. The egg was first. Dinosaurs...duh. j/k lol.

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Giuseppe
Giuseppe

great to see the game is moving one

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EvilAngel
EvilAngel

I always thought about it like that :3

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Jeffman12
Jeffman12

This is a very simplified concept, because the definition of chicken has evolved as much as chickens have. Probably nobody knows what,or if our ancestors had a name for them before we found them to be finger lick'n good, that period probably lasted all but 5 minutes when the first protohuman scarfed down the fire charred remains of our first of a long history of 12 piece meals.

Lets keep the KFC jokes/puns going.

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HammBoyTheDestroyer
HammBoyTheDestroyer

But fish have laid eggs for millions of years, before chickens or even said "proto-chickens" existed!

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macker8894
macker8894

does that mean that theres going to be a 1 in a million chance of seeing a strange looking "proto-chicken" in minecraft??...that would be cool :D

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Jeffman12
Jeffman12

Some kind of raptors or T-Rex, the new mob. Yeah, like dragon's weren't enough.

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl

I made that idea myself before...It means i'm smarter than Mojang teams !
Now i just have to make an awesome game.

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TheNodCommander
TheNodCommander

That is true. The answer is simple: The egg was laid by a different kind of chicken!

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silverfang22
silverfang22

I think what you're calling a proto-chicken egg would be considered a chicken egg since a chicken comes out of it, or would you call it by what laid it? I guess it would be what laid it since you wouldn't realize what's inside it is a chicken, not a proto-chicken

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Darklord42
Darklord42

Guys I'll make it simple..

"Some lizard laid an egg and it turned out to be a chicken"

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TeH_n00b_GaMeR
TeH_n00b_GaMeR

god, how poor can people be? even stealing my words nowadays... :P

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EagleWulf
EagleWulf

that is awesome!

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CptWesley
CptWesley

uhm is just me or is he going against his own words, some proto-chicken laid an egg, out of that the chicken was born, which means the egg was before the chicken, but the proto-chicken before the egg.....

my opinion: egg was first as they never state chicken egg or chicken, but just chicken. Dinosaurs laid eggs which were before the chickens.

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LopperUK
LopperUK

duh wut... O_O so an egg and a chicken and and...duuuuh...you got me on that one o_0

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Crimsonum
Crimsonum

An egg came first because there were plenty of egg-laying animals (all of dinosaurs) before chicken.

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Commander_RealWar
Commander_RealWar

Dammit. I thought this had to do with Eggs laid by chickens in Minecraft could now hatch into another chicken.

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u-raptor
u-raptor

so did we....so did we...

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u-raptor
u-raptor

where did the proto- chicken come from 0_0, a proto proto egg?????

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why_me
why_me

Wait, what?!

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Wonkehcheetah
Wonkehcheetah

But that "mutant" came from the Proto-chicken's egg...

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SolidFake
SolidFake

science
it's awesome

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sharkwouter
sharkwouter

eggs have been around for millions of years, chicken have not. Evolution means that a new species is created from mutations of an other species. This would mean that the first thing that we would call a chicken hatched from an egg which wasn't layed by somthing that wasn't different enough from the original to be a chicken.

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MADNESS153
MADNESS153

Lol how a simple question can become a huge thread of theories. Oh online forums you are incredible.

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