Friday, July 16, 2010

Did the chicken really come first?

A study completed by Sheffield University in England recently answered the question, "What came first, the chicken, or the egg?" Scientists identified a protein in egg formation called ovocledidin-17 that can only be formed in a chicken's ovaries. Therefore, they concluded that you can't get a chicken egg unless the chicken is there first to produce it.

While the study came to the correct conclusion, it begs the question: why are we researching the obvious? Genesis 1 already gives us the answer to whether the chicken or the egg comes first. The Lord created living animals and the animals were commanded to reproduce. It's what we see going on around us. Obviously, the Bible is correct and far ahead of science. But isn't it silly for scientists to ignore common sense just because common sense agrees with the scriptures?