Find the answer to your Linux question:

View Poll Results: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Voters
42. You may not vote on this poll
  • The Chicken

    8 19.05%
  • The Egg

    20 47.62%
  • The Shiny Tin-Foil

    6 14.29%
  • Duuuuuude.... huh?

    8 19.05%
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 42
Sorry, I've been trying not to take this thread seriously all day long, but I'm weak.... An animals genes cannot change during it's lifetime without genetic intervention by scientists, so ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #21
    Linux Guru smolloy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    CA, but from N.Ireland
    Posts
    2,414

    Sorry, I've been trying not to take this thread seriously all day long, but I'm weak....

    An animals genes cannot change during it's lifetime without genetic intervention by scientists, so anything chickeny in it's genes would have been there from birth. Therefore some less-than-chickeny animal lay an egg containing an animal with a genetic mutation or two that conferred chickness on it. Thus the egg was first.

    I've even amazed myself with the amount of BS in that
    Registered Linux user #388328 || Registered LFS user #15880
    AMD 64 X2 4600+ :: 2X1GB DDR2 800 :: GeForce 9400 GT 512MB :: ASUS M2N32 Deluxe :: 4X250GB SATAII
    Need instant help? Try us on IRC -- #linuxforums on freenode

  2. #22
    Trusted Penguin Dapper Dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The Sovereign State of South Carolina
    Posts
    4,628
    Animals adapt to their environment, and then pass their genes off to their progeny. A chicken like animal that figures out that pecking for insects is more prosperous than standing idle and waiting for them would be more likely to pass that chicken intelligence off to its offspring and support the new behaviour by teaching their young the tricks of pecking for insects in turn. If, for example, pecking is the action which seperates chicken like creatures from true chickens, it is a product of natural selection and learning rather than of birth alone. A chicken like animal learns to become a true chicken through adaptabiliy, not through birth. Since becoming a true chicken is the product of learning and environment, the chicken came first.
    Linux Mint + IceWM Registered:#371367 New Members: click here

  3. #23
    Linux Guru smolloy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    CA, but from N.Ireland
    Posts
    2,414
    But surely it was that animals genes which allowed it to behave in the chicken-like way?? These genes were also present while it was in the egg, therefore the egg was first.
    Registered Linux user #388328 || Registered LFS user #15880
    AMD 64 X2 4600+ :: 2X1GB DDR2 800 :: GeForce 9400 GT 512MB :: ASUS M2N32 Deluxe :: 4X250GB SATAII
    Need instant help? Try us on IRC -- #linuxforums on freenode

  4. #24
    Linux Newbie daacosta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Medellín, Colombia
    Posts
    213
    An animals genes cannot change during it's lifetime without genetic intervention by scientists, so anything chickeny
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZ :sleep:
    -D-

    Registered User # 402675

  5. #25
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    1,429
    I for one think we should lock this. Too much nonsense even for the coffee lounge.
    ** Registered Linux User # 393717 and proud of it ** Check out www.zenwalk.org
    ** Zenwalk 2.8 - Xfce 4.4 beta 2- 2.6.17.6 kernel = Slack on steroids! **

  6. #26
    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Birmingham - UK
    Posts
    1,539


    The chicken came,
    the egg be-came.

    That should get this locked ...
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

  7. #27
    Trusted Penguin Dapper Dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The Sovereign State of South Carolina
    Posts
    4,628
    Quote Originally Posted by borromini
    I for one think we should lock this. Too much nonsense even for the coffee lounge.
    Come on borromini, we're just having fun!
    Linux Mint + IceWM Registered:#371367 New Members: click here

  8. #28
    Trusted Penguin Dapper Dan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The Sovereign State of South Carolina
    Posts
    4,628
    Quote Originally Posted by fingal


    The chicken came,
    the egg be-came.

    That should get this locked ...
    LOL! Let's start discussing creation! That'll get it locked down for sure!
    Linux Mint + IceWM Registered:#371367 New Members: click here

  9. #29
    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Birmingham - UK
    Posts
    1,539
    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan
    Quote Originally Posted by fingal


    The chicken came,
    the egg be-came.

    That should get this locked ...
    LOL! Let's start discussing creation! That'll get it locked down for sure!
    I know
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

  10. #30
    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Nottingham, England
    Posts
    3,809
    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan
    Quote Originally Posted by fingal


    The chicken came,
    the egg be-came.

    That should get this locked ...
    LOL! Let's start discussing creation! That'll get it locked down for sure!
    lol, it's not really creation - it's reproduction. True uber-geeks will, of course, have no first hand knowledge of that, however...
    Linux user #126863 - see http://linuxcounter.net/

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •