What came first?

So, I updated this one.  It’s about twice as long now and more fully reflects the intricacies of a true internet debate.

(There’s a lot of text in this one.  Please let me know if you spot any typos. Thanks.)

chicken or egg

 

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Chicken or Egg

Which came first?  The chicken or the egg? Please note that this is a bit simplified, since it's doubtful that the distinction between a red jungle fowl and a chicken came about in just one generation.  More likely, there were quite a few generations of a long grey area between sorta-a-red-jungle-fowl-sorta-a-chicken before it became obviously the distinct species we now call a chicken.   But, either way, the egg still came first.

Which came first? The chicken or the egg?

Please note that this is a bit simplified, since it’s doubtful that the distinction between a red jungle fowl and a chicken came about in just one generation. More likely, there were quite a few generations of a long grey area between sorta-a-red-jungle-fowl-sorta-a-chicken before it became obviously the distinct species we now call a chicken.  Plus, they think they might have bred them with the grey jungle fowl as well.

Dammit, Jim, I’m an illustrator, not a biologist.

Either way, the egg still came first.