Monday, March 07, 2011

Daily fact 6

A few animal facts today!

First, I answer an age-old question. Which one you ask?
This one:
Which came first, the chicken? Or the egg? People always site this as some unanswerable question, but the answer is quite simple when you think about it: Birds evolved from reptiles, so the first bird would have come from an egg, laid by a reptile. Simple right?

Here's another challenge. Name a fish!
Dont bother, it's impossible, simply because theres no such thing as "fish". The world is given out and mislabled across hundreds of species. It's simply a term that is given to aquatic vetebrate that is not a mammal, turtle etc. It'd be like calling bats and flying lizards birds because they fly.

Oh well, they're scientists, not writers or...namers.......Anywho, see you tomorrow.

19 comments:

  1. really nice post... really makes you think...

    hard to explain that type of stuff without resorting to "god"

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  2. well most ppl agree
    what looks like a fish most times is a fish

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  3. eggs were the first ones :)
    interesting

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  4. Huh, I never would've guessed... Thanks!

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  5. Another point is that your genetic material cannot change throughout life and only pre-life. Therefore the only option would be the egg!

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  6. I made the same point about the egg throughout the years and people still thought of the question as unanswerable. Maybe they just want it that way.

    I'm not sure if I agree about the fish though. You don't call bats birds because they can fly, but just as well you don't call whales fish just because they live in the ocean.

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  7. The chicken did. Thanks for the post!

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  8. I never even thought about fish like that.

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  9. Systematically speaking: fish are fish. They also have some characteristics making them different from other vertebrates. Therefore there are fish.
    Either way you made me think, chap! Following!

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  10. hahah now i know it's the egg =)

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  11. interesting trivia, following.

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