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Chicken or The Egg?

Answering this question may seem like a question of biology, however philosophy incorporates everything into it's picture including this.

Now this question is only a conundrum if you assume evolution is the driving process behind the creation of animals (and dare I say it, the driving process behind everything?). Of course this is because at a glance, logically one can't exist without the other.

In reality this question opens up a bigger question .
"When does one species become another?"
This is fundamentally what we're thinking about when we tackle the chicken and the egg.
Evolution of another species requires that members of the species are separated for enough time that the mutations the different groups will experience aren't shared between each other, and each mutates in an aesthetic or cultural way that stops them being able to mate and produce offspring that are fertile.

Taking this into account, I will say the egg came first as there would have been a very delicate point where the egg of the chicken and egg of another species would have been made, where their parents in some manner would struggle to mate with each other, however the two eggs' offspring would be fully incapable of mating. Once they spread they're DNA the species of a chicken would have been solidified.
This does bring up even deeper questions which I won't mention but will be happy to discuss if anyone would like to.

What do you think? Was it the egg that came first or was it really the chicken?


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Chicken first, later, the egg. If we know how the earth is created from there we will know that how the other creations created. Based on my religion's teaching(Islam), I quoted from a verse of quran Aal-e-Imran 3:49 And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], 'Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah . And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead - by permission of Allah . And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers. If you read from this verse, it is said that a bird is made from clay. And other verse of quran said, the first human named Adam is also made of clay. So, to answer the question, all living things on earth are created from clay. So the chicken is made up from clay, so chicken is the first creation, then the egg. So does, the creation of the first human, prophet Adam, is made of clay. then the eve is created from prophet Adam's left rib, from there many ancestors were born. So, yeah. That is my opinion. Chicken first, later the egg.
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