Thursday, 31 January 2008

Chicken vs egg

I'm just doing some reading for my computer-mediated communication module (which I will no doubt go on about as I love it a little bit) and the authors refer to "the problem of the chicken and the egg". Which reminded me...

Is it only me that puts into practice her knowledge of once being a small child and visiting a farm? 'Cause as far as I remember, eggs hatch because a chicken lays them and then keeps them warm by effectively sitting on them in the nest. So unless you're telling me they had infra-red heaters back in the beginning of time, I'd said you kinda need some chickens to hatch those eggs! Therefore...the chicken wins.

Or, of course, you can look at it biblically (shock horror for the scientists!) and believe that it makes more sense that God really did put a bunch of animals on the earth than him putting down a bunch of unhatched chicken eggs or whatever. I mean, really.

Either way, the chicken wins it!

4 comments:

Jen said...

I personally like the idea that God just made a load of eggs and left them to deal with themselves.

Victoria said...

Sorry Lucy science powns your farm idea, the egg came first.
What laid the egg was the evolutionary precedent of a chicken!

Jen said...

What she said. It sounds smarter than my original (and supremely retarded) idea.

ria88 said...

w00t go my science! also i would like to see what woudl happen if god had just plunked down a load of eggs. Probably all would have been eaten really.