When you get curious about your place in the universe, you find that you are always on the lookout for clues about how things work. A fringe benefit of learning to apply life science to living in a body is that you occasionally stumble upon eurekas… like figuring out an answer to age-old enigmas like the chicken & egg paradox. This is a teachable moment – a chance to take a closer look at the workings of the universe; and hopefully learn something of value that can be used to guide our thinking for health related issues in the future.
The paradox at first appears to have no answer (and you realize that you are doing in your head, what a dog does with its tail). Yet there MUST be an answer if life evolved from simple one-celled critters (the creationists must also be accounted for…later). Therefore the “paradox” is only an intellectual illusion. There must be a gap in understanding that is being overlooked. Everything in physical existence had a beginning – it didn’t just “poof” in. Like a detective interrogating a suspect: let’s go over it one more time, and look for holes in the story… ok… chicken lays egg… egg becomes chicken… that lays egg…
Don’t feel bad, scientists have the same problem… especially when there is a gap in their understanding that they fill in with a theory, which stays around for so long that it starts to become a dogma – as they have done with “evolution”. Evolutionists inadvertently created a box to contain their thoughts: a bunch of smart people being fooled by a theory that overstayed it’s welcome. This is one symptom of what I call “academentia” (intelligence in a box … just add funding). But there is a way out of the box, and it has to do with the spectrum of causality (see the 5 Natures concept).
Eggs and chickens are mechanical in nature (end products in causation) – you will never solve the paradox at this level. You need to look at what gives rise to mechanical structures (bodies): the chemical nature has the key to solve this “paradox”.
One evolutionary box-trap (on it’s way out) is the assumption that evolution happened gradually over millions of years. This theory was perpetuated until they forgot it was just a suggestion, and started thinking about it as if it was a fact. As an example, pterodactyls are thought to have begun as tree climbers, and gradually developed wings to fly. But when you think this through, it’s got holes. Gradual development of wings is not practical.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge”
– Albert Einstein
Imagine “climbing critter” slowly, over millions of years developing its front legs into wings to become “flying critter”… it wouldn’t make it very far! At the point where the front legs are halfway morphed (neither suited for climbing nor flying), “missing link critter” becomes low hanging fruit, with the distinction of being the primordial fast-food (for dinosaurs who don’t have time to hunt). Since it can’t climb or fly, it becomes extinct. Evolution needs more order – it can’t wait millions of years for gradual morphing, it’s got to happen fast – within one critter’s lifetime. Now there may well be a series of mutations from legs to wings (to include “gliding critter”), but the point is that each mutation must be functional enough to at least allow each mutated critter to survive.
The best way for climbing critter to morph into flying critter is to do it in one fell swoop. Mommy critter was a climber or glider, and she hatched a cute little mutant flyer – the next generation mutation. What caused the mutation? That falls into the “what we don’t know that we don’t know” category… that mysterious part of the universe that we just have to live with. We can certainly guess: environmental signals from a more subtle nature further down in the spectrum of causation… an internal evolutionary clock… a desire to fly…? To find the answer, we have to keep our mind out of the box.
You can’t get a chicken without a chicken egg, but can you get a chicken egg without a chicken? (Yes)
While mommy climbing critter was scratching her noggin’ wondering where she and daddy climbing critter went wrong, little mutant flying critter was flapping its wings ready to take flight. And like all parents, they wondered “what is it with kids these days – thinking they can fly?”. What happened was a gene mutation, which created a new species; with fully functional anatomy, ensuring its survival, and subsequent mutations that one day would become the primordial chicken (who became fast food anyway… the universe has a weird sense of humor)!
Where’s the scientific proof? People are born with webbed fingers, extra toes, gills, tails – all kinds of things. This didn’t take millions of years – it happened in nine months. The human body is a plastic medium; activate the right DNA code, and you can have anything on the genetic menu (which by the way includes traits from all the lower animals).
Ok, One Last Time:
- Enter non-chicken (the chicken precursor)…
- …who lays the golden egg (with mutant DNA inside)…
- … out pops the first chicken…
- … who lays the first chicken egg..
- … who hatches to become the second chicken…
- … who conspires with the first chicken to create the first paradox…
- … the rest is history!