Wondering about wild grapes

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wondering about age old questions.

I bet you have heard the old question, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” I never really thought that was a very hard question. My answer to that question depends an exactly what the question asks. You see, it would have two opposite answers, depending on what kind of egg was in question.

If the egg in the question is to mean any type of egg, well then the answer is simple. The egg came first. But, if the egg in the question was meant to be a chicken egg, then the answer is also simple; the chicken.

Let me explain my reasoning. If it is any egg, then there were many animals that used eggs as a way to procreate way before there was a chicken. So eggs came way before chickens.

Now, if the question means chicken eggs; there has to be a chicken to lay a chicken egg. The chicken’s predecessor on the evolutionary tree somehow laid an egg that turned into a chicken. I don’t know what that pre-chicken bird was or what the father was, but it was at least one gene away of being a chicken. So the chicken came first before the chicken egg.

Any arguments, other opinions; let’s hear them.

Now for the next age old question: Why did the chicken cross the road???


  1. You do know of course that the chicken is just a dinosaur that was altered over the millennium to what we have today. and of course the Egg came first. Probably from some ole pond scum that got left high and dry one day a couple million years ago

  2. Ben, I agree. I got lots of pond skum here, maybe some weird new animal life will evolve. What you think?

  3. Think about it....the infamous chicken is the only thing we eat before it's born or after it's dead.

  4. My chicken comes after a trip to KFC!

  5. Dang...now you got me to thinking way too much for a Sunday!

    Now I'll have to go take a nap to rest up!

  6. Sharon, almost the only one, don’t forget about caviar. Very interesting comment, thanks for the input.

    Ernest, during my summer vacations from college, (and the summer before) I cooked KFC chicken. I was a chicken cooker. Cooked it in pressure cookers full of really hot grease.

    Hermit, OH I am so sorry. I hope the nap clears your mind. Usually just muddles up my mind when I take a nap

  7. Oh, Dizzy-Dick, you are in TX, you should know why the chicken crossed the road......
    To show the armadillo that it could be done!
    Happy Tails and Trails, Penny, TX

  8. Penny, I didn't know that. Thanks, I now have new information. By the way, the reason armadilloes get killed so often on the roads is because they jump when startled, so they jump up into the vehicle instead of letting it pass harmlessly over top of it.

  9. Well, I didn't know that about armadillos. But I don't go out at night, like they do, so I have never seen that.
    Never too old to learn.
    Thanks, Penny.

  10. Penny, sometimes the escape tacktics that works in nature backfires in civilization.

  11. Around here the skunks appear to be crossing alot more frequently. Seems to average at least one per mile and the buzzards love them.

  12. Yes Beb, there are a lot of them here, too. Makes for a perfumed ride.