Technically, eggs came first, because there were other sort of animals who lay eggs before chickens evolved. :)
(Not sure about jellyfish, though)
nothing is permitted. everything is allowed.
then that entails that the egg had to have been laid first by a chicken or said animal. ahh i love a good paradox!
The thing that laid the first chicken egg was not QUITE a chicken, but it layed an egg and that egg was the first official member of the new species.
No one escapes from life alive
Oh, you know what egg meant, though that does make sense.
Jellyfish came first evolutionally, I'm sure. They're much better at surviving, and have a simple body structure. Also, ocean creatures came far before birds, and chickens' eggs.
fish laid eggs before there even WERE chickens
therefore eggs came before chickens
I actually looked it up!
Fish first appeared around 475 million years ago.
Jellies 650 million years ago!
I love Google!
So we can say: first jellies, then eggs, then chickens.
(I actually laughed demonically as I Googled. I'm such a psycho sometimes.)
Did Jellyfish appear before the Cambrian? Weird....
i'm sorry for not understanding that the egg and chicken were not related.
If people aren't putting random nonsense on Google, yes. It makes sense, if you think about it.
Haha I voted jellyfish.
* Like what Shaggy said "it wasn't me"*
Today in Science I was telling my friend how little sleep I got last night, and the teacher asked why. I told her I was studying when jellyfish evolved, which is true. The entire subject of the class changed from tectonic plates to jellies, and then people were sharing stories of when they were stung, and debating how turtles manage to eat them, etc. It was so funny, because the science teacher is one of the strictest in the school and she joined right in... Thanks for the time-waster, curious-bi-nature
haha! i'm so glad funnyflyby, i love when classes get interesting :). also, if you didn't know this before, jellyfish are actually made up of lots and lots of EXTREMELY simple creatures (some devoted to digesting, others to breathing, and so on) so it would make sense that they come first. i actually didn't know, at first it was going to just be the chicken-egg-cliche-blahness but my add kicked in :D
That 'Jellyfish-are-made-up-of-lots-of-simple-tiny-creatures' argument - I have never understood it. Isn't every organism made up of lots of simple tiny creatures? Aren't they called cells? Are jellyfish cells any different, any more independent, than anything else's cells?
I'm just speculating, but I'd say that yes, everyone is made of lots of little creatures, and jellyfish just have more divisions, as in those creatures (cells) make up more sub-creatures, make up the jelly. Though you could argue that people are the same, with the sub-creatures being tissues or organs. I can never agree with myself. Okay, I agree with MacAvity.
Good point, I've never really thought about it.