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Re: Which came first?

by jdporter (Canon)
on May 02, 2008 at 14:28 UTC ( #684176=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Which came first?

The chicken or the egg. Hmmmm....

Well, I suppose we're talking about the Platonic ideal of chicken and egg, since by "the chicken" and "the egg" we are presumably not referring to some specific chicken and egg. And the Platonic ideals of these things must both have existed at the beginning of time. Or, perhaps more accurately, they both exist outside of space-time, and hence the question of which came first is not relevant.

A word spoken in Mind will reach its own level, in the objective world, by its own weight

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Re^2: Which came first?
by zentara (Archbishop) on May 02, 2008 at 14:43 UTC
    I was going to say something like that.... the chicken and egg are the same thing, just taking different form at different times.... so it was created....... and that is the end of discussion.

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. Cogito ergo sum a bum
Re^2: Which came first?
by kyle (Abbot) on May 03, 2008 at 12:55 UTC

    I thought we were referring to some specific chicken and egg, actually. Specifically the first chicken and the first egg.

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