It is interesting to read the articles on which comes first, egg or chicken?? Actually the British scientists on the Universities of Sheffield and Warwick have eventually concluded the age-old puzzle with a scientific answer that the chicken must have come first! The key to the answer of this puzzle lies in a protein discovered by the scientists called OC-17 or ovocledidin-17. This protein is only found in the eggshell. The scientists use the sophisticated supercomputer simulation to demonstrate the formation of the eggshell from the protein to the fully dvelopped eggshell. The process is rather complicated and it is not easy for laymen (including me) to understand it unless you get to grips with biochemistry very well.
Of course, for those who do not fully understand might be likely to drag the kind of old catch-22 back in circles, a new but old similar question would emerge: “then how did the first chicken come into being?? Did it just pop up?? Was it created by God?? Did it evolve from something else unknown?? etc…etc…” Well… for you to know that I am not too interested in prolonging the puzzle that will eventually incite dogmatic arguments and debates. I am not interested either in detailing the scientific lowdown on the riddle.
Instead of detailing or prolonging the riddle I’d rather like discussing on what Rob stated on his post in his blog concerning reinventing the saying on the situation of which must come first. Of course it is just a mere fun rather than a necessity 😉 . At first I thought it was gonna be easy but after a while I realised that it was not as simple as I initially thought. And after thinking for about half an hour I only came up with three replacements, two of them are not appropriate enough to replace the old saying. Here come those three one after another:
Which one comes first day or night?
At the beginning I thought it’s the perfect substitute for the solved old riddle. But after thinking for a while soon I realised that it wasn’t. The answer to this riddle is not that hard to find. If the earth was created before the sun, the night would come first because there would impossibly be the day without the shining sun. And if the sun was created before the earth, the day and the night came together at the same time, none of both came first since there would always be night and day at the same time (depending on where you stay on the earth, the side facing the sun or the side facing away from the sun) since the birth of the earth! See? So… this replacement is eliminated out of hand! 😉
Which one comes first Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,…, or Saturday?
On which day was the earth created? So I’m rephrasing it. This must be the perfect substitute for the solved puzzle of the saying and it seems that I will never change that view. However, the options are too numerous that it takes forever to express the new saying! So it is not worth a red cent and again I have to get rid of it. 😦
Which one comes first seed or fruit?
After failing with two previous substitutes, I eventually breathed freely after stumbling across this rather similar reinvented saying. Unless there was already a scientific research that had come with the answer of this riddle somewhere else I am pretty sure that this is the perfect replacement for the age-old solved saying. Or do you find it the other way round?? If you don’t agree on it, perhaps you can come up with your own sayings that picture the similar situation. So please, help me! 😉