An Important Scientific Discovery

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Paladin, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2003
    Posts:
    6,093
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Location:
    Detroit- It's a shithole full of people who steal
    Likes:
    +116
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
  2. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2003
    Posts:
    5,659
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +7
    Gee, wonder how much money they sunk on that one when cancer's still around... what next, we find out why they crossed the road, too?
     
  3. mineraljane

    mineraljane Gravity Hugger

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Posts:
    2,600
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +6
    Ah, I don't know why I read this "article" then proceeded to the comments section.

    TLDR (for the comments on CBS News): We're doomed and I weep for humanity.

    That said, this is a poor article and it does not explain anything it claims. (Particularly as, known decades ago, evidence has pointed to the egg originating first.)
     
  4. blumpy2000

    blumpy2000 PENGUINS CAN'T FLY!!!

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    Posts:
    1,655
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    The title of the article has nothing to do with it's content. Just a cheap ploy to attract readers.
     
  5. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    15,195
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +9
    My job revolves around eggs and this is the sort of thing we joke about from time it time so I think it's fun to see a new angle on the question.

    Before getting all worked up about the time and money that went into this consider medical and scientific discoveries that where made looking at things seeming unrelated or the possibility of understanding how eggs are formed could lead to understanding how other things work. Science isn't always a straight line, but I guess all research can only go to cancer, sorry people with AIDS.
     
  6. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Posts:
    7,844
    News Credits:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +356
    Ebay:
    Maybe you fellows can correct me, but all the research seems to identify is the protein primarily responsible for the formation of the chicken egg.

    To say the chicken came before the egg (or vice versa) doesn't make much sense to me, considering the modern chicken, Gallus gallus*, is descended from a lineage of egg-laying birds and reptiles. Also considering each generation of any organism is a transitional form, at what point would you even be able to classify the new generation as a chicken: the non-chicken egg that produced the first chicken, or the chicken that produced the first chicken egg?

    * yea, I had to wiki that.
     
  7. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Posts:
    10,632
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +15
    Some people here would say the T-Rex came before the chicken and the egg.
     
  8. llamatron

    llamatron OFFICIAL MMC REP TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2002
    Posts:
    8,998
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +71
    Congrats, you just failed RESEARCH: THE INTERACTIVE GAME EXPERIENCE®.
     
  9. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Posts:
    11,539
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +148
    Agreed. You have to make other discoveries along the way, kind of like how the space program helped us make leaps and bounds in manufacturing and medical technologies.
     
  10. Coeloptera

    Coeloptera Big, bad beetle-bot

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Posts:
    2,613
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +1
    This article talked about a specific protein used in shell formation.

    That's all.

    What is this I don't even

    - Coeloptera
     
  11. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    Posts:
    23,876
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Likes:
    +565
    I guess they're saying that because a protein in chicken eggs can only come from chickens, that chickens came first, and the egg that the first chicken came from was not technically a chicken egg but it's not very well written like so many of these "scientific" articles that aim at the lowest common denominator and it makes me want to freak out and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHHHHHHH!
     
  12. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2003
    Posts:
    5,659
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +7
    Know what, you dont need to research proteins to figure this out... an egg cant hatch it's damn self so the chicken came first. And hey, didn't cost me a dime!
     
  13. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Posts:
    7,557
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    what matters most is who got laid first.
    that's who gets bragging rights.
     
  14. Wolfguard

    Wolfguard Your own personal Jesus.

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Posts:
    3,060
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +73
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Posts:
    82,284
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +647
    Who cares about finding a cure for Cancer when you know a chicken came before a egg.



    I always thought this was possible. I mean life starts from evolution and thus whatever evolved lays the egg.... Thanks a lot guys I want some KFC for dinner tonight.
     
  16. llamatron

    llamatron OFFICIAL MMC REP TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2002
    Posts:
    8,998
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +71
    No but you do need to research proteins to learn about the structure and make-up of egg shells so that some fucking PR department can shit out a stupid article to newspapers in an attempt to appeal to the braindead public and let a bunch of useless admin tools jerk each other off celebrating work they didn't do and never could do because they're a annoying hindrance to researchers and contribute nothing.
     
  17. foxfan352

    foxfan352 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Posts:
    638
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +0
    :inquisiti 
     
  18. Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Posts:
    4,126
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Location:
    In my ass
    Likes:
    +24
    *Raises hand awkwardly* :lol 

    I thought the answer to life, the universe, and everything in it was 42?

    I guess this is somewhat interesting. I need to really catch up on my biology.
     
  19. Deadend

    Deadend Overloaded Spark

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2003
    Posts:
    3,409
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +177
    This, but it saves me time from typing it without looking it up.

    The question's answer has always been known when you break it down with evolution.

    Besides, what matters here is who fried the first chicken.
     
  20. Ceasar121

    Ceasar121 Wants a Toxitron repaint!

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Posts:
    2,887
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +1
    pure genius !!!

    This has always been either a simple or complex question to me. If you believe in creation it's easy. If you believe in something else, it's a lot more complicated.

    I think the most brilliant scientific train of thought is still Occam's razor, so i say the chicken was made and then laid the first egg.
     

Share This Page