Chickens, Eggs, and Stars

Posted: February 19, 2013 by Dillon in Theology
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CARM posted a new article, Which came first, the chicken or the egg?.  It was a nice start, but I want to add more to it.

The basic premise is the popular philosophical question of whether a chicken came first, or the egg that a chicken hatches from.  Let’s be real here, God made a chicken just as He made every creature of the sea and every winged beast of the air after their own kinds (Genesis 1:21), and every living creature of the Earth according to its kind (Genesis 1:24).  We are given no reason to believe God created a bunch of eggs and fetuses in order to make these creatures appear.  First, that’s completely ridiculous.  A fetus, by definition, would need another organism to support its development; this would not be possible unless an adult of the same kind was already present.  Likewise, an egg has to be cared for.

English: Pleiades Star Cluster

English: Pleiades Star Cluster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We can take this one step further.  One of the statements for the age of the universe is our view of the stars.  We know that it takes sometimes millions of years for the light of a star to reach our eyes here on Earth.  Clearly this means the universe has to be pretty old if we can see stars that are millions of light years away, right?  Well, hold on.  We know that God made creatures in a state of maturity, rather than embryos and eggs, etc.  God also created man in a state of maturity; we know this because God Himself is in a state of maturity (Genesis 1:27).  Why would God make every creature in maturity but suddenly make the cosmos in a state of immaturity?  Rather, I think that God created the stars, nebulae, galaxies, and everything in a state of maturity; this means that the light from a mature star would already be visible.

So not only did God create a chicken before He created an egg, but God created everything in a state of maturity.

  1. But the earliest fossil eggs have been accurately dated to be over 400 million years old. That puts them in the Cambrian period. Well before the first chicken ,or even the first bird, evolved. Or was this supposed to be a metaphor?

  2. altruistico says:

    I have to say, after some profound deliberation, on the maturity of stars, it would seem you have hit upon an interesting and profound answer. The maturity factor: an astute observation of which is, for all practical purpose, settled in the Bible. Certainly takes away from the “evolutionary theory” others put forward.

    Very nice work.

    God bless!!!!

  3. altruistico says:

    Reblogged this on altruistico and commented:
    An astute observation:”check it out!”

  4. Ray's Mom says:

    Very interesting, this should settle many family discussions of the subject.

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