vendredi 16 juillet 2010

What a relief

 According to the Sakatoon Star Phoenix. scientists from Warwick and Sheffield universities have solved a crucial philosophical problem: what came first, the egg or the chicken?  After serious research they come to the conclusion that it was indisputably the chicken since the egg can not be produced without a protein, OVOCLEDIDIN-17, found only in the chicken's ovaries. (The Daily Telegraph and widget)
I'm sure tonight the whole world will sleep better.

7 commentaires:

  1. Finally! Yes, we will all sleep better and smile knowingly. Glad to know.

  2. Balderdash.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

  3. Sledpress mythologies. I believe, all have some thruth in them and must not be dismissed too lightly.
    Rob-bear, l'Ours a raison. Nos académiciens s'occupent parfois de bien étrange façon.

  4. The study actually found no such thing. The science reporter embellished a bit. Seems pretty clear since dinosaurs laid eggs, for example, and dinosaurs definitely came before chickens - the egg came first.

  5. In such matters being the discoverer of the "first" is largely academic and somewhat irrelevant, anyway.