Understanding Order in the Disorder

  • Shaw M. Akula


Which came first? The chicken or the egg? This paradox has been argued in multiple forms since time unknown. I have wondered about it myself before concluding in favor of the egg. One may argue that this is based on the neo-Darwinist approach that states DNA information contained in an egg is what is crucial in giving life to a chicken (or for that matter any life) and that chicken is a mere mortal carrier of the genetic code. This may well be proven wrong in the near future or debated by a theologian but the fact remains that the single cell zygote in the egg generates to form the chick. So robust is the building block of our existence that it has kept life going for 3.5 billion years and more.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shaw M. Akula
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  1. 1.Microbiology & ImmunologyBrody School of medicine at East Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

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