The Chicken or the Egg?

The Chicken or the Egg?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Generations of people have debated this issue. It originated as an ancient folk paradox, meant to have no correct answer. The philosopher Aristotle, (who lived in the fourth century BC), determined that it was an infinite sequence with no true origin.

Recently, researchers in Great Britain claim to have discovered conclusive proof that the chicken came first. Researchers at Sheffield and Warwick University determined that a protein found only in a chicken’s ovaries is necessary to form the egg. Therefore, they reason, it had to be formed inside a Chicken.

Aside from conclusively ruling out the possibility of chicken evolution, this research confirms what it says in Genesis. God created everything with the appearance of age. According to the Biblical account, He created everything already fully developed. God made Adam and Eve fully grown and capable of getting married and having children. He made trees with mature fruit. (Gen 1:11). It follows therefore that he made chickens already full grown. God answers the age-old question of “which came first” in Genesis: “God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.” (Gen 1:21 NASB).

So when it comes to philosophical paradoxes, (or anything else), look to the Bible as the ultimate source of Truth. Remember, God made the world and everything in it in six literal days, and you can believe it!

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