mcnugget or mcmuffin?

yesterday, while discussing the inexplicable story about the woman who recently had octuplets, a question about in vitro fertilization arose, which tangentally morphed into the question: which came first, the chicken or the egg? so i actually asked this question of people, and got the predictable responses (‘well, if according to the bible, god created all the animals on the same day, it must mean the chicken was first, duh…’). i did get one original response: ‘who came first, jesus or the christ?’, but for the most part, the chicken won out. i didn’t really have my own answer at first, because it wasn’t anything i had seriously thought about. but then it occurred to me that if everything that has ever existed arose at the moment of the big bang, i had my answer right there: they both arose simultaneously. and just now i am reminded of the quote by harry emerson fosdick: ‘i would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.’

so there you have the answer. 🙂


One response to “mcnugget or mcmuffin?

  1. Life is only worthwhile if you are striving to learn and unravel mysteries of the ages.When you stop wondering about this awesome universe you stop living. IMHO, naturally.

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