Chicken Egg Which Came Out First

The Chicken-Egg Dilemma: Which Came Out First?

There’s no doubt that some of you had already asked their Science Teachers about this question: Which came first, the Chicken or the Egg?

As a matter of fact, this question has been asked by lots of people including the greatest minds of all time to their teachers during their days. If you have a teacher who is somewhat religious, he or she will surely tell you that the Chicken came first. If your teacher happens to be an evolutionist, on the other hand, he or she will tell you that the egg came out first. And if your teacher happens to be a Hindu or a Buddhist, they will tell you that since everything goes in a wheel of time, NOTHING comes first. It’s very confusing, isn’t it?

Chicken Egg Which Came Out First
Chicken Egg Which Came Out First


During his time, Plutarch (46 – 120 A.D.) had asked his teacher, the great Aristotle (384 – 322 B.C.) this question. Since their studies are still limited at that time and even though he’s a wise man, Aristotle still believes in Spiritual existence, a fact that most people ridicule during their time. That’s why he answered that maybe, both the chicken and the egg must have existed together.


About four decades ago, Stephen Hawking and Christopher Langan, well-known scientists whose IQs are said to have been rated over 200, fiercely argued that the egg came out first. They think that since chickens are one of the creatures that undergone a series of mutations and evolutions, they thought that the egg must have came first. Albert Einstein, on the other hand, is a well-known creationist despite being a scientist thinks otherwise.


However, in July 2010, British Scientists claimed that the protein ovocleidin-17 speeds up the production of egg within the chicken itself. By using a supercomputer, they have proven that the egg will not be formed without the chicken itself, therefore finalizing that the chicken was said to have existed first.