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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.

Posted by Kizzycocoa on Oct 24th, 2011

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.

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P3ACE753
P3ACE753 Oct 24 2011, 4:50pm says:

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

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ladis1
ladis1 Oct 24 2011, 4:53pm replied:

the answer to life the universe and everything is 42.

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johnpinky7
johnpinky7 Oct 24 2011, 7:48pm buried:

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

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Kanealii
Kanealii Oct 24 2011, 7:58pm replied:

Finally..an answer that makes sense to me!

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Svenare
Svenare Oct 24 2011, 8:16pm replied:

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

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ladis1
ladis1 Oct 24 2011, 11:55pm replied:

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

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neronix17
neronix17 Oct 25 2011, 12:09pm replied:

The ultimate question is never known!

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Wonkehcheetah
Wonkehcheetah Oct 26 2011, 9:58am replied:

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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-=Zombine3D=-
-=Zombine3D=- Oct 25 2011, 4:41pm replied:

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

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Soulshaper2
Soulshaper2 Oct 24 2011, 4:51pm says:

out standing!

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romanius24
romanius24 Oct 24 2011, 4:52pm buried:

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

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa Oct 24 2011, 4:54pm replied:

mojang? talking about Minecraft?

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

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timstro59
timstro59 Oct 24 2011, 6:10pm replied:

I rick rolled 650 people on Facepunch by doing that.

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johnpinky7
johnpinky7 Oct 24 2011, 7:50pm replied:

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

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Flash112
Flash112 Oct 25 2011, 8:48am replied:

moderator gone mad!

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GmansFan
GmansFan Oct 24 2011, 4:54pm replied:

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 Oct 25 2011, 3:45am replied:

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 Oct 25 2011, 5:34am replied:

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 Oct 24 2011, 4:57pm says:

lol nice

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Exeon
Exeon Oct 24 2011, 5:11pm says:

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

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Giuseppe
Giuseppe Oct 24 2011, 5:31pm says:

great to see the game is moving one

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EvilAngel
EvilAngel Oct 24 2011, 5:48pm says:

I always thought about it like that :3

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Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Oct 24 2011, 6:35pm says:

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 Oct 24 2011, 6:43pm says:

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

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macker8894
macker8894 Oct 24 2011, 6:46pm says:

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 Oct 24 2011, 7:25pm replied:

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 Oct 24 2011, 6:51pm says:

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 Oct 24 2011, 8:21pm says:

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

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silverfang22
silverfang22 Oct 24 2011, 8:22pm says:

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 Oct 24 2011, 11:16pm says:

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 Oct 25 2011, 5:36am replied:

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

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EagleWulf
EagleWulf Oct 25 2011, 5:56am says:

that is awesome!

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CptWesley
CptWesley Oct 25 2011, 11:25am says:

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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l0p
l0p Oct 25 2011, 11:26am says:

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 Oct 25 2011, 12:11pm says:

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 Oct 25 2011, 1:04pm says:

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 Oct 25 2011, 4:56pm replied:

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

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u-raptor
u-raptor Oct 25 2011, 4:55pm says:

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

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why_me
why_me Oct 25 2011, 7:18pm says:

Wait, what?!

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Wonkehcheetah
Wonkehcheetah Oct 26 2011, 10:01am says:

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

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SolidFake
SolidFake Oct 26 2011, 4:17pm says:

science
it's awesome

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sharkwouter
sharkwouter Oct 26 2011, 5:19pm says:

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 Nov 6 2011, 11:12am says:

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

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