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Jul 02
Thu

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

As I’ve always theorised, mutation only happens in the egg:

“The egg. The modern chicken is generally believed to be a “descendant” of Archaeopteryx, the oldest known bird. This 150-million-year-old resident of the Jurassic period laid eggs, and at some point evolved into an animal that was one generation away from being a proper chicken. This creature would have produced the egg out of which the first chicken emerged: ergo, the egg came first.” (Reader’s Digest, Dec 01)