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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 - - 651 comments

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

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ladis1
ladis1 - - 20 comments

the answer to life the universe and everything is 42.

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johnpinky7
johnpinky7 - - 61 comments

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

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Kanealii
Kanealii - - 204 comments

Finally..an answer that makes sense to me!

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Svenare
Svenare - - 31 comments

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

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ladis1
ladis1 - - 20 comments

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

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Wonkehcheetah
Wonkehcheetah - - 249 comments

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=- - - 279 comments

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

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Soulshaper2
Soulshaper2 - - 69 comments

out standing!

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romanius24
romanius24 - - 287 comments

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

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Kizzycocoa Author
Kizzycocoa - - 1,827 comments

mojang? talking about Minecraft?

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

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timstro59
timstro59 - - 1,586 comments

I rick rolled 650 people on Facepunch by doing that.

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johnpinky7
johnpinky7 - - 61 comments

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

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Flash112
Flash112 - - 1,218 comments

moderator gone mad!

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GmansFan
GmansFan - - 221 comments

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 - - 1,050 comments

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 - - 1,827 comments

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 - - 1,696 comments

lol nice

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sgtteris
sgtteris - - 303 comments

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

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Giuseppe
Giuseppe - - 1,150 comments

great to see the game is moving one

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EvilAngel
EvilAngel - - 600 comments

I always thought about it like that :3

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Jeffman12
Jeffman12 - - 1,475 comments

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 - - 656 comments

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

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macker8894
macker8894 - - 155 comments

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 - - 1,475 comments

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 - - 2,269 comments

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 - - 1,114 comments

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

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silverfang22
silverfang22 - - 425 comments

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 - - 253 comments

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 - - 154 comments

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

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EagleWulf
EagleWulf - - 197 comments

that is awesome!

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CptWesley
CptWesley - - 292 comments

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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Lopper
Lopper - - 1,559 comments

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 - - 258 comments

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 - - 923 comments

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 - - 542 comments

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

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u-raptor
u-raptor - - 542 comments

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

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DewmBot
DewmBot - - 518 comments

Wait, what?!

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Wonkehcheetah
Wonkehcheetah - - 249 comments

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

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SolidFake
SolidFake - - 1,200 comments

science
it's awesome

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MADNESS153
MADNESS153 - - 5 comments

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

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