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Sunday, July 25, 2010

What came first, the chicken or the egg? FROM MSNBC

According to the article on MSNBC, British scientists claim the chicken came first, despite the long-held belief that the egg came first.

Below is Marilyn's view. She is reputed to have one of the highest IQs in the world. 
"I think the egg came first. A chicken is not defined by the type of egg it lays. (A horse is a horse even if it gives birth to a mule.) But an egg is defined by the kind of creature it contains. (An egg that contains a robin is a 'robin' egg, no matter what laid it.) Therefore, if you believe in evolution, at some point a creature which was almost a chicken laid an egg that contained a chicken, and as an egg is defined by the kind of creature it contains, the egg came first."
-- Marilyn vos Savant in her book, Ask Marilyn (1992)
 (FROM http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.htmlforumID=8&threadID=199035&messageID=2073797)

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