THE CHICKEN AND THE EGG...WHAT CAME FIRST?
Hello all my fine friends!
How did last week go for you? I have the privilege to teach at my church and one of my students had a debate last week with some of the kids in her class on what came first…the chicken or the egg.
So do any of you know or want to take a guess? Let me give you a hint, it has to do with Creation week. Day five to be exact. “And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.” (Genesis 1:20-23).
Now if you stop to think of it, it takes more than one day for an egg to develop into a bird, reptile, or dinosaur. And then it takes even longer for it to learn to fly. God said He made every flyingcreature on day five, not the egg or young of every flying creature. God created adult birds that had the ability to fly, eat and reproduce. So very clearly, the chicken came first!
But to an evolutionist, this is an intriguing subject for they really don’t know which came first. Here are some suggestions on how to handle a debate of this subject. Follow the way Jesus answered difficult statements or questions, answer them with your own question. For example:
- What came first the chicken or
- If evolutionary changes occurred within the egg, then the egg came first. How can evolution happen in the first place if it goes against the law of biogenesis (life spontaneously occurring from non-life)? BTW, our food industry depends on the law of biogenesis every day. If this wasn’t in place, who knows what would be there when we open a jar of peanut butter or can of soup?
- We all know evolution is true, and birds evolved from reptiles
How can this half dino half bird survive?
- If this really were true how did the birds become warm blooded from a cold-blooded reptile or dinosaur (cold-blooded and warm-blooded are both entirely different systems and survival of the fittest for one system could not change into the other system--the DNA would not be there, nor could it mutate into it [remember mutations lead to disabilities or death]).
- Also if this really were true, how did the chicken develop its unique lungs? “One of the most distinctive features of birds is their lungs. Bird lungs are small in size and nearly rigid, but they are, nevertheless, highly efficient to meet the high metabolic needs of flight. Bird respiration involves a
- Doesn’t feathers that developed from scales prove evolution? Then why are bird fossils found in the same or lower layers
- Fossils prove that birds came from dinosaurs with transition forms like Archaeopteryx. Then why are all the dinosaurs that supposedly evolved into birds found thus far dated to be about 20 million years more recent than Archaeopteryx? Just because Archaeopteryx had teeth, fingers on its wings, and a long tail—all supposedly proving its reptilian ancestry? While there are no living birds with teeth, other fossilized birds such as Hesperornis also had teeth. Some modern birds, such as the ostrich, have fingers on their wings, and the juvenile hoatzin (a South American bird) has well-developed fingers and toes with
- It’s easy to see that theropod type dinosaurs evolved into flying birds. Then why are the presumed dino ancestors of birds, lizard-hipped bipedals? Dinosaurs are classified into two groups according to their hip (pelvic bone) structure; bird-hipped and lizard-hipped. “The main difference between the two hip structures is that the pubic bone of the bird-hipped dinosaurs is directed toward the rear (as it is in birds) rather than entirely to the front (as it is in mammals and reptiles). But in most other respects, the bird-hipped dinosaurs, including such bizarre creatures as the armor-plated ankylosaurs and the horned ceratopsian dinosaurs, are even less bird-like than the lizard-hipped, bipedal dinosaurs such as the theropods. This point is rarely emphasized in popular accounts of dinosaur/bird evolution.”4
I hope this gives you a better understanding on how the chicken had to have come first. It is impossible for all these (and more) changes to have occurred from one to the other animal kind. And why are there no fossil record of these supposed transitional forms?
I have an answer...because there aren’t any creations or evolved species like that!
Until next time God bless and take care!
This week in the night skies; for both latitudes, the 31st of October was the first quarter moon. “The First Quarter Moon is Friday October 31. This is the second First Quarter Moon this month and thus a "blue" First Quarter Moon. The Moon is at Perigee, where it is closest to the Earth, on the 3rd of November.”5