Creation: which came first? the chicken or the egg?
Chickens come from eggs, so where do eggs come from? No, not the grocery store. The egg comes from another chicken. So where did the chicken come from? Another egg you say? So if this is an endless loop, chicken from egg from chicken from egg from chicken from egg, then what is the beginning? Could it be that God created the male chicken first, and then put a deep sleep upon him, took out one of his ribs and made a female chicken; and then the two chickens got real busy and did the wild thing, and then the female chicken laid an egg? Perhaps. What do you think?
If the egg had come first it would have never hatched! Chicken eggs (like most bird eggs) need TWO things to hatch: 1) warmth (like provided by the hen), and 2) periodic turning of the egg (also provided by the hen). If the egg came first HOW did it keep warm enough to hatch? And if the egg came first WHAT periodically caused it to be turned so that it would correctly develop into a chick?
I do believe that the chicken came first because God created all things to reproduce from seed to its own kind. So every living thing reproduces of the same kind. (not out of a little sludge lying on the ground)
When you are the OMNIPOTENT CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE you do not need a laboratory, or a workshop. You simply blow a bubble in space and you name all the things you want that bubble to contain. Namely, flora, fauna, rivers, seas, oceans, etc. This huge bubble spins at tremendous speeds and gets larger every second.
During the gestation period, all the things you envisaged during the planning stage, start taking form and life.
This huge bubble continues growing, until it becomes a planet. All the animals and fishes are male and female.
When the new planet is finished, you go on creating other planets, stars, galaxies and even other universes.
In conclusion, I would like to state that the chicken came first.
Unless the egg magically materialized all by itself then It would have to be the chicken. The chicken is not the only creature that defies evolution by the way, and I would assume that this is the indirect topic.
I remember seeing a documentary about this called "Amazing Creatures that Defy Evolution", and I suggest people watch it. Also another good source for this sort of thing is from the old recording from Kent Hovind.
Most enlightened Christian religions believe that evolution was created and used by God, just as an artist might make his own brushes or mix his own paint.
That being said, according to the theory of evolution and modern genetics, the egg that would result in the hatching of a chicken, came first.
This egg was the product of the mating of two near chicken-like birds, who supplied the gene that combined to form a chicken. The egg came first.