Wait… we’re still confused.
Are we alone in the universe?
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
Can a pregnant woman drive in a carpool lane?
Certain age-old questions have baffled mankind for centuries. Today, thanks to a crack team of British scientists, we can check one off the list: it was the chicken, not the egg.
The discovery puts to rest a number of theories, ranging from the creationist explanation to a British professor’s assertion in 2006 that it most definitely was the egg. The debate, he had proclaimed, was over.
That is, until the rogue team of scientists decided to prod a little further. Their proof? Ovocleddin-17, a protein found in the ovaries of chickens and responsible for the formation of the egg shell. Since a key component of the egg shell is first found within the chicken, “the egg therefore can only exist if it has been created inside a chicken.”
That’s great and all, but I still don’t get it. Those British scientists never explained where that first chicken with the awesome protein in her ovaries came from. An egg must have hatched that chicken, right? For the same reason that people can’t get a job because they don’t have experience, but can’t get experience because they don’t have a job—even if the chicken has a special protein to create the egg, where, then, did the first chicken come from? An egg can’t exist without having come from something, right? And vice-versa for the chicken.
Oh, well. My brain’s fried. Then again, does it really matter? After all, chickens don’t seem to give a shit.