You might think that this is a joke, but this question goes back a long way — at least 2,000 years back, as a matter of fact. The question of the chicken and the egg was a major bugbear to Roman philosophers, and their inability to answer it stemmed from a fundamental misunderstanding about the world. These days, we know enough to provide a solid answer — the only problem is, you could come up with a justification for both possible results.
And the Winner Is ...
Playing Deviled Eggs' Advocate
Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?
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Key Facts In This Video
OV-17 is the protein required for the formation of chicken eggs. 00:34
The argument for Team Egg: 01:33
Two scientific scenarios: 02:32
Written by Reuben Westmaas August 10, 2017
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