Why did the chicken Cross the Road? That's the big question...

What came first the Chicken or the Egg?


I though to myself as I was eating a MacDonalds chicken sandwich.

Answer Number 1:
The chicken was created by God…And them it laid an egg. When the Egg baby reached puberty it crossed the road by itself.

Response number 2:

If the egg came from the ocean it came before the chicken

(What!? seems to be saying this chick, This is the First Time I hear that…)

Why Did the Chicken Cross The Road?

Answer number 3:
The chicken crossed the road because the road wasn’t there before, therefore the chicken’s ancestors were predetermined and conditioned (see Classical Conditioning) to cross that road. Also because their food was depleted by the creation of the urban jungle.

Answer Number 4:
Why does it matter if the chicken crossed the road or not?

Answer Number 5:
The chicken was just plain crazy and tried to be a daredevil to impress the female chicken and to get an adrenaline rush, after all, chicken too get bored. lol

Answer Number 6:
The chicken has a reproductive directive which is not very highly classified and has needs that need to be expressed, if they are not competing each other for the female and fighting they cross the road the same way a daredevil guy jumps trucks on a motorcycle.

Answer Number 7:
To get to the Macdonalds on the other side, where shortly he evolved into a chicken nugget

Answer Number 8:
The chicken crossed the road because it wanted to collaborate to the reproduction of the species by finding other chicken girlfriends to mate with in order to contribute to their diversity and numbers. (This is part of my Collaboration Hypothesis which reminds us that we are all connected)

Answer Number 9:
The chicken was bored and just needed a new climate, and moved away to avoid responsibility. The chicken Migrated and expanded. It had a innate need for Migration which was enhanced through generations of chickens doing the same thing. That’s how it developed wings during the Jurassic era, also that’s how it developed feathers because the weather got cold during the Ice age in order to stay warm, a basic need and a reason for its adaptation.

Answer Number 10:
Because it wanted to be “all he could be” or a BLT.

…This type of chicken is a very proud and territorial rooster and defends his chickens by fighting.

Answer Number 11:
The chicken cannot speak for themselves and tell us why they crossed the road, however, we have talking chickens (related to chickens) that are called Parrots which emulate human voices; therefore, in this case, most likely the chicken crossed the road because It saw another chicken crossing or a human and emulated its behavior. So in short this answer is that the chicken said to ask the parrot.

Answer number 12:
The chicken escaped from the pirates and that’s how it migrated to America, so in a way they too are Pioneers…

(“Where did my parrot go?” "_*Has anyone seeing my parrot*_? said the one eyed pirate)

Answer Number 13:
The chicken was not an alien, he was a robot.

More Pictures of Walle Here

Answer Number 14 Found on Wikipedia:
Birds (class Aves) are winged, bipedal, endothermic (warm-blooded), vertebrate animals that lay eggs. There are around 10,000 living species, making them the most numerous tetrapod vertebrates. They inhabit ecosystems across the globe, from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Birds range in size from the 5 cm (2 in) Bee Hummingbird to the 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in) Ostrich. The fossil record indicates that birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs during the Jurassic period, around 150–200 Ma (million years ago), and the earliest known bird is the Late Jurassic Archaeopteryx, c 155–150 Ma. Most paleontologists regard birds as the only clade of dinosaurs that survived the Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event approximately 65.5 Ma.

Modern birds are characterised by feathers, a beak with no teeth, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a lightweight but strong skeleton. All birds have forelimbs modified as wings and most can fly, with some exceptions including ratites, penguins, and a number of diverse endemic island species. Birds also have unique digestive and respiratory systems that are highly adapted for flight. Some birds, especially corvids and parrots, are among the most intelligent animal species; a number of bird species have been observed manufacturing and using tools, and many social species exhibit cultural transmission of knowledge across generations.

Many species undertake long distance annual migrations, and many more perform shorter irregular movements. Birds are social; they communicate using visual signals and through calls and songs, and participate in social behaviours including cooperative breeding and hunting, flocking, and mobbing of predators. The vast majority of bird species are socially monogamous, usually for one breeding season at a time, sometimes for years, but rarely for life. Other species have breeding systems that are polygynous (“many females”) or, rarely, polyandrous (“many males”). Eggs are usually laid in a nest and incubated by the parents. Most birds have an extended period of parental care after hatching.

Many species are of economic importance, mostly as sources of food acquired through hunting or farming (In other words the chicken crossed the road for its basic needs to eat and survive). Some species, particularly songbirds and parrots, are popular as pets. Other uses include the harvesting of guano (droppings) for use as a fertiliser. Birds figure prominently in all aspects of human culture from religion to poetry to popular music. About 120–130 species have become extinct as a result of human activity since the 17th century, and hundreds more before then. Currently about 1,200 species of birds are threatened with extinction by human activities, though efforts are underway to protect them.-end of quote.

Answer Number 15:
The chicken crossed the road from Europe to America in search of religious freedom because it was being criticized over its polygamous practice.

(Polygamy is mostly a rooster’s practice_)

Answer Number 16:
The chicken ran away from its mate when it found out they were having chicks, it was a player!

Answer Number 17:
The chicken lived during the Jurasic Period and is the closest thing to the legends of Dragons or Archaeopteryx the earliest known bird

>>>>*Interview with a panel of our very own Redbubble Experts on the subject who have an open, intelligent and creative mind*:

Answer Number 18:

Source: Cassidy J. K.
Ironically, I did short paper on this while in university, and concluded that the egg came first, for the chicken is a mutation of or an evolved form of another animal.

Wow Cassidy this is your trademark in witting thanks for participating

Answer Number 19:

Source: Marilyn

which is the first chicken or egg ?

- in this image , you can see an egg containing a bird (lets say its a chicken ) , himself containing an egg

i tried to illustrate the idea of continuum in universe creation

if egg could have been the first ,it has been laid by a creature , close the the hen but not totally evaluate as the one we know
or the egg ,could have been the first one to give birth a hen (chicken ) as we know it
with , for example , genetic mutation

how about black holes ?

now , the hen prior to egg , ? i think that above lines answer partly to it

anyway , if we consider that level of evolution of egg and chicken are not the same , there is no more paradox

all this is passionate thinking and debate would never end ,
but i know so few about it that i rely on my imagination to give me an image i can understand

so ,i go back to my own creative egg and hope something great will come today :)

to the question

why did the chicken crossed the road ” ?

i searched on the net i found a very nice site with lots of answers to choose from
very clever , very funny !!!

after long hesitation ,i chose this one because it is closed to my first attempt of answer in the first part loll

Albert Einstein: Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed
the chicken depends upon your frame of reference.

WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD? Click here for a link to Marilyn’s original work
Primordial egg? (first things group challenge) belongs to the following groups:
First Things

Marilyn thanks so very much! Your work is truly a dream come true!

Answer Number 20:

Source: Amber Elizabeth Fromm Donais
LOL to have no responsibilities like my husband the artist graced by GOD…

….Amber Elizabeth this is so true, roosters may want to fleet the responsibility of raising the chicks, lol. Thanks ;)

Answer Number 21:

Source: John Radosevich
As a former science teacher, I gave this information to my students concerning the “*creation*/evolution debate,” science cannot definitely tell how live on Earth began, but neither can creation! It is totally based on belief! But one thing we do know, however life got on this Earth, it has evolved over time.

…Well that explains it so well, so according to what you wrote, science cannot definitively tell what came first the chicken or the egg, nor creation or evolution can explain it because they are both based on belief. But one thing we do know…The chicken got on this earth and may had evolved over time? Thanks so much John R. for your participation.

Answer Number 22:
Source: Isa Rodriguez
in as much as your question , I could be here forever , I guess on it.. I do believe that it is actually one of the most important questions to be asked to a certain degree.. i believe there was a design placed on the earth by the great creator.. and since then its been a heck of a ride.. how do we explain all of the perfection of life.. how do we explain crying.. and laughing and getting silly over things.. how do we explain the pleasure of sex.. but so much bravo to this, my friend..

Answer Number 23:

CNN Breaking News Video link on Why did the chicken crossed the road dated Thursday May 28th 09

Thanks to all participants of this research so far

Pictures of Archaeopteryx

(For a First Things’ group project and extra credit lets see your own artistic paintings, photomanipulations, photoshop, or collabs, etc of this the oldest bird known to man) or the earliest and most primitive bird known.

For more artistic inspirational pictures on the origins of birds click here

The Four Elements:
…Are Fire, Water, Air and Ice

My Assumption, Hypothesis or Free Association(psychology):
We are all …Are Fire, Water, Air and Ice

Additionally, after watching the movie Wall.e We should be more like him, like a little kid always maintaining a sense of discovery and awe at new Things and cherishing the old.

Free Association as defined by Wikipedia Encyclopedia:

Free association (Psychodynamic theory) is a technique used in psychoanalysis, first developed by Sigmund Freud.

In free association, psychoanalytic patients are invited to relate whatever comes into their minds during the analytic session, and not to censor their thoughts. This technique is intended to help the patient learn more about what he or she thinks and feels in an atmosphere of non-judgmental curiosity and acceptance. Psychoanalysis assumes that people are often conflicted between their need to learn about themselves, and their (conscious or unconscious) fears of and defenses against change and self-exposure. The method of free association has no linear or preplanned agenda, but works by intuitive leaps and linkages which may lead to new personal insights and meanings. When used in this spirit, free association is a technique in which neither therapist nor patient knows in advance exactly where the conversation will lead, but it tends to lead to material that matters very much to the patient. Its goal is not to unearth specific answers or memories, but to instigate a journey of co-discovery which can enhance the patient’s integration of thought, feeling, agency, and selfhood.

On a separate note, isn’t it fascinating how alike and different at the same time all creatures are?

How life can be so small like a Microorganism.

Now just take a closer look at the picture to the Microscopic view of a Microorganism and compare it to a Jellyfish:

The Jellyfish above reminds me of mushroom and also of baby frogs (Tadpoles), as well as *The Human Gestation process. Click here for more Jellyfish Pictures

Images of the Gestation Process also found @photobucket.com:

Little Bird growing inside Egg_:

Human Embrio at 7 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks & 19 weeks:

In an unrelated brainstorm note I wonder if the idea of angels was also a collaborative memory:

What are your thoughts on this work/research? I find it even more fascinating and an unique find. The microscopic view also reminds me of the Dr Seuss’ kids movie: Orton Hears a Who Hears a Who! (2008) Movie from the Creators of Ice Age_; specially about the Phrase that exclaims that "_*A person is a Person No matter how Small*"

….Based on the picture above as evidence, It is my Collaborative Hypothesis that all Amphibians and Reptiles are the result of evolution from the Ocean. When the earth was covered in ice they survived and with the help of global warming and other climatic changes they evolved.

Additionally, I think meteors that felt from the sky and landed in the water although not the direct cause of some Mycobacterium marinum Mycobacterium marinum (formerly M. balnei) is a free-living bacterium, which causes opportunistic infections in humans. Although Aronson isolated this mycobacterium in 1926 from a fish, it was not until 1951 that it was found to be the cause of human disease by Linell and Norden. Large outbreaks of infection due to this atypical mycobacterium have been described in association with swimming. Infections related to swimming pools have now drastically fallen due to the improvements in the construction and maintenance of these facilities.

According to William J. Cromie: beginning of quotation Seven hundred million years ago, Earth’s oceans were completely frozen over. No rivers flowed, no rain or snow fell. Life, limited to simple plants and bacteria at the time, became severely depleted.

But inside Earth, the activity that leads to surface volcanism continued. Volcanoes belched carbon dioxide and other gases into the air. Carbon dioxide accumulated for millions of years, preventing heat from escaping into space (the greenhouse effect), and producing a global warming that eventually melted the ice.

Between 750 million and 570 million years ago, this icehouse to greenhouse cycle occurred several times. Glaciers turned Earth into a “snowball” that stayed unmelted for millions of years until volcanic gases finally freed it.

At least that’s what the rocks in southwest Africa tell Harvard geologists. “It’s staggering to think that such events are not only possible in theory, but actually occurred at a critical turning point in Earth’s history,” says Paul Hoffman, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology. “The first diverse fossils of large animals appear soon after the last snowball glaciation. There are reasons to believe that this is no mere coincidence.”

For three billion years preceding the snowball glaciations, life was confined to algae, bacteria, and other simple organisms. Only the most adaptable of these creatures survived the global freezeovers. Soon after the last ice ages ended, about 565 million years ago, large animals with cells formed into tissues and organs suddenly began to appear. They included the ancestors of many groups of animals still alive.


Hoffman spent six summers examining rock formations in Namibia, Africa, where the rock record of ice ages and global warmings is clearly preserved. “Things didn’t start falling into place until last December,” he recalls. “What excites me about the snowball idea is that it provides a common explanation for many notable geological features in that period of Earth history, any one of which is puzzling when approached in isolation.”

What do other scientists think about Hoffman’s reading of the rocks? “They either love it, or they hate it,” he replies. “We’ve had both support and stiff challenges, both of which have led to a stronger theory. At this point, the remaining questions appear minor compared to all the things that the idea explains.”

A detailed report of the theory and evidence that supports it appears in Friday’s issue of the journal Science. It was written by Hoffman; along with Alan Kaufman, a former Harvard post-doctoral fellow now at the University of Maryland; Galen Halverson, a graduate student working with Hoffman; and Harvard geochemist Daniel Schrag. -end of quotation

I think that Mycobacterium marinum are the result of meteor collisions as well as volcanic activity that create a better environment through the heat they emanate for the production of the bacteria. The vaporized meteoroid material and atmospheric gases that heat up when the meteoroid passes through the atmosphere when in contact with earth’s native bacterias create a change in their nature that allows them to become an alien species of its own in this earth. Therefore if you are wondering what aliens look like, and if you are like me that doesn’t believe they are little green people, them all we have to do is discover our own planet, just look around, we are all unique an alien to each other, and that includes all species.

It is a known fact that most meteors glow for about a second. The heat is produced when the meteor crosses Earth’s atmosphere. The chaotic contact between the (Although not a direct cause of the phenomenon) meteor and the ocean create a what I like to call an Abiotic Soup. Although not the direct cause of creation its affected by it for evolutionary purposes as well as reproduction; which is also the reason why the earth attracts meteors like a magnet. The earth would not attract them if we didn’t need them_. The Gravitational forceGravity is an allied to the creation of organism diversity on the Earth. e.g. is the work of the Bees

According to Wikipedia, The Online Encyclopedia Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants. They are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea, presently classified by the unranked taxon name Anthophila. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in nine recognized families, though many are undescribed and the actual number is probably higher. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants. Bees are adapted for feeding on nectar and pollen, the former primarily as an energy source and the latter primarily for protein and other nutrients. Most pollen is used as food for larvae.

Bees have a long proboscis (a complex “tongue”) that enables them to obtain the nectar from flowers. They have antennae almost universally made up of 13 segments in males and 12 in females, as is typical for the superfamily. Bees all have two pairs of wings, the hind pair being the smaller of the two; in a very few species, one sex or caste has relatively short wings that make flight difficult or impossible, but none is wingless.

The smallest bee is Trigona minima, a stingless bee whose workers are about 2.1 mm (5/64") long. The largest bee in the world is “Megachile pluto”, a leafcutter bee whose females can attain a length of 39 mm (1.5"). Members of the family Halictidae, or sweat bees, are the most common type of bee in the Northern Hemisphere, though they are small and often mistaken for wasps or flies.

The best-known bee species is the European honey bee, which, as its name suggests, produces honey, as do a few other types of bee. Human management of this species is known as beekeeping or apiculture.

Bees are the favorite meal of Merops apiaster, the bee-eater bird. Other common predators are kingbirds, mockingbirds, bee wolves and Dragonflies

Bees play an important role in pollinating flowering plants, and are the major type of pollinator in ecosystems that contain flowering plants. Bees either focus on gathering nectar or on gathering pollen depending on demand, especially in social species. Bees gathering nectar may accomplish pollination, but bees that are deliberately gathering pollen are more efficient pollinators. It is estimated that one third of the human food supply depends on insect pollination, most of which is accomplished by bees, especially the domesticated European honey bee. Contract pollination has overtaken the role of honey production for beekeepers in many countries. Monoculture and the massive decline of many bee species (both wild and domesticated) have increasingly caused honey bee keepers to become migratory so that bees can be concentrated in seasonally-varying high-demand areas of pollination.
Osmia ribifloris

Most bees are fuzzy and carry an electrostatic charge, which aids in the adherence of pollen. Female bees periodically stop foraging and groom themselves to pack the pollen into the scopa, which is on the legs in most bees, and on the ventral abdomen on others, and modified into specialized pollen baskets on the legs of honey bees and their relatives. Many bees are opportunistic foragers, and will gather pollen from a variety of plants, while others are oligolectic, gathering pollen from only one or a few types of plant. A small number of plants produce nutritious floral oils rather than pollen, which are gathered and used by oligolectic bees. One small subgroup of sting less bees, called “vulture bees,” is specialized to feed on carrion, and these are the only bees that do not use plant products as food. Pollen and nectar are usually combined together to form a “provision mass”, which is often soupy, but can be firm. It is formed into various shapes (typically spheroid), and stored in a small chamber (a “cell”), with the egg deposited on the mass. The cell is typically sealed after the egg is laid, and the adult and larva never interact directly (a system called “mass provisioning”)-end of Quote

If we don’t take care of our planet our honey bees will disappear too _And there is nothing sweet about that_…

I love literature, I think is very sweet_! I specially like to read about William Shakespeare ’s Hamlet a famous phrase that must of us are familiar with is To be or not to be, that is the question; The question is very existentialhumanism in nature, Existential Humanistic. In this case, we could say: To Bee or not to Bee, that’s the big question.

Shakespeare also said:

“All the world’s a stage,

and all the men and women merely players:

they have their exits and their entrances;

and one man in his time plays many parts…"
As You Like It, Act II, Scene 7, 139–42.

For information on the disappearing domesticated honey bee colonies in North America and Europe_, see Colony Collapse DisorderDisorder

My hypothesis that the Universe plays an important role in the creation and adaptation as well as evolutionary success of the species is exemplified by the bees in the sense that as bees carry the pollen they allow plants to grow as well as the creation of honey which is their Directive which is not classified .

Watch the The Secret Life of Bees (2008 for a great philosophical comparison.

Movie Review for the Secret life of bees

Other examples include, but are not limited to the Chinese calendar as well as Astrology and Astronomy. However, man has being fascinated by the Universe for a long time; Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle were persecuted mostly by the church for their philosophy of Science and now years later we discover that there was true in their wisdom.

I personally believe they were created by the same God. However, as far as our Collective memory recognition as reviewed through your art works there were not many reptiles in what is believed to be ‘paradise’ other than the snake, which is believed to represent the “devil” so most likely he too was an alien to paradise.

Lets review Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution with an open mind, even if we don’t believe in it… knowledge is Power. The more you discover the planet, the more you find yourself.

Knowledge is power but Wisdom which is learned through experience cannot be found in a piece of paper because it’s priceless By WaleskaL

My work above is mostly fiction _* If you have any Sonogram pictures of your baby for example feel free to include them in the First things group.

Thanks for taking the time to read, you are welcome to write your own ideas. Lets get creative and dare to think outside of the box.

Collective Memories inspired Art:

Angel from maw-maws Photo By lilsyd

Eve? Or Eva_?


Feel free to develop your own Hypothesis and present it to the First Things Group also include your own work for the picture aid for additional exposure of your material

_Sure you can call me Wall.E_ska, lol! I really loved the movie Walle and think it sends a great message for both kids and adults

(source for pictures: @photobucket.com)

Why did the chicken Cross the Road? That's the big question...


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