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What Came First: Chicken or Egg?

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Prove what came first (chicken or egg) Islamically.

I will start off with chicken came first because the Quran says everything is created in pairs so the rooster and hen got together to lay the first egg.

"And He it is Who spread out the earth and placed therein firm hills and flowing streams, and of all fruits He placed therein two spouses (male and female). He covereth the night with the day. Lo! herein verily are portents for people who take thought." - Qur'an 13:3

"Glory be to Him Who created all the sexual pairs, of that which the earth groweth, and of themselves, and of that which they know not!" - Qur'an 36:36

"He Who created all the pairs, and appointed for you ships and cattle whereupon ye ride." - Qur'an 43:12

"And all things We have created by pairs, that haply ye may reflect." - Qur'an 51:49

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We actually can answer this without religion. Any egg which comes from a chicken is a chicken egg, therefore the chicken must have come first, though possibly (if it evolved) it may have come from an egg which was not a chicken egg. 

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1 minute ago, notme said:

We actually can answer this without religion. Any egg which comes from a chicken is a chicken egg, therefore the chicken must have come first, though possibly (if it evolved) it may have come from an egg which was not a chicken egg. 

but I am looking for religious proof.

So where did the chicken come from?

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16 minutes ago, shiaman14 said:

but I am looking for religious proof.

So where did the chicken come from?

From an evolutionary perspective, a chicken came from an "almost chicken" egg. 

The book of Genesis in the Bible says animals were created in pairs, then given the ability to reproduce. That's in agreement with what the Quran says, mentioned above. 

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14 minutes ago, notme said:

From an evolutionary perspective, a chicken came from an "almost chicken" egg. 

The book of Genesis in the Bible says animals were created in pairs, then given the ability to reproduce. That's in agreement with what the Quran says, mentioned above. 

I think we solved one of the oldest questions ever.

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Aren't chicklets dependant on their mothers to survive? Both to keep the egg warm so it can grow inside.....and also when they are young chickens. So if the egg came first.....how did it survive? 

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4 minutes ago, repenter said:

Aren't chicklets dependant on their mothers to survive? Both to keep the egg warm so it can grow inside.....and also when they are young chickens. So if the egg came first.....how did it survive? 

good point

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3 hours ago, repenter said:

Aren't chicklets dependant on their mothers to survive? Both to keep the egg warm so it can grow inside.....and also when they are young chickens. So if the egg came first.....how did it survive? 

From the less evolved parent. Have you seen this thing where the little ducklings started following a guy because he’s what they saw first? He became the papa duck.

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