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Vajresh Balaji

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What came first the hen or the egg ?

This is a very old trick question which has numerous ways of anwering. What came first, the hen or egg?. Let us debate on this.

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We have debated on the question " Which came first - The Hen or the Egg ?" There were points referring to DNA Mutations, Evolution like Humans and apes and many more. We came to a conclusion and also a video was referenced here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a8pI65emDE And the answer is Hen ! But where exactly did that hen come from ? The question remains....

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    Apr 26 2013: "Prior to that first true chicken zygote, there were only non-chickens. The zygote cell is the only place where DNA mutations could produce a new animal, and the zygote cell is housed in the chicken's egg. So, the egg must have come first."

    http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/genetic/question85.htm
    • Apr 26 2013: This is the answer. I always wondered why no one ever made the connection with evolution. Before chickens as we know them to be existed, they were different animals. Evolution, time and the changing environment, forced the chicken's ancestor's genes and DNA to mutate into what we are familiar with as being chickens.

      Basically, a now extinct bird like animal gave birth to the first chicken via an egg. So yes, by using logic and proven science it's safe to say that the egg came first.
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        Apr 26 2013: They say dinosaurs (T Rex) were related to chickens

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