Which Came First?
August 8, 2010 | Permalink
The egg came first. Obviously. Reptiles and fish were laying eggs for millions of years before anything called a "chicken" ever existed.
Posted by: Sundog | Aug 8, 2010 7:03:17 PM
Yes, but those are reptile eggs, not chicken eggs. The first egg that hatched out an over stuffer roaster was laid by a mommy who was, what? NOT a chicken? I think we could get a grant of stimulus money to study this...
And as for evolution vs creation, I say this: how do you know that God didn't create the universe 15 minutes ago and simply make it LOOK like it's 14 billion years old?
Now my real point: I think you can have a mood before you form any particular thought about it. Whatever side of the brain does arithmetic (well, assuming there was no teacher's union), moods come from the other side. Like when you know a couch will fit out the door if you just flip it and tip it up and spin it. You just KNOW.
And my corollary to this is that good paintings and good sitcoms produce a certain mood, the INSTANT you look at them. Green Acres? Yup. Bullwinkle? Yup. Hogan's Heroes? Yup. It's a mood. A good painting? Same thing: Instant mood--no need to add or do anything.
Great 4bw. Sorry about writing Moby Dick here...
Posted by: Fog | Aug 8, 2010 9:59:42 PM
Yes, they were reptile eggs. It's still a valid answer to the question "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?", which does not specify what KIND of egg.
But you're asking a different question: "Which came first, the chicken or the chicken egg?" I'll tell you the answer, if you'll first tell me how you define "chicken egg."
Say "an egg laid by a chicken" and I'll reply: "OK, the chicken came first. By definition, a chicken egg must be preceded by a chicken."
Say "an egg from which a chicken hatches" and I'll say "Then the egg came first. By definition, it had to."
Posted by: Sundog | Aug 9, 2010 10:43:12 PM
That a reptile lays a chicken egg? Nah, I want the stimulus money grant...
Posted by: McGonnigle | Aug 10, 2010 7:19:33 PM