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Richard, on pointless, asked which came first, the chicken or the egg.

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    Posted by bill urmenyi (U15492650) on Tuesday, 6th November 2012

    I have been trying to find a way of communicating with the progamme and have failed. I hope that someone will read this and tell Richard the answer to his question. The BBC do not want us to be able to contact programmes directly. Very anoying.

    The egg came first. It was not a chicken that laid it. It was something similar to a chicken. It is called evolution.

    Sometimes the question can be more interesting than the answer.

    Bill Urmenyi

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    Posted by GZ (U5310554) on Tuesday, 6th November 2012



    In reply to bill urmenyi:
    I have been trying to find a way of communicating with the progamme and have failed.
     


    Welcome to the messageboards bill.

    I dont know about your feelings about facebook, but here is a link to the Pointless page on facebook.

    You can see that quite a number of viewers have posted comments - including comments about certain questions and answers.

    www.facebook.com/pag...

    There are also blog sites and "contact us" links on the programme specific page on main BBC 1 home page.

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    Posted by bootjangler (U880875) on Tuesday, 6th November 2012

    I have been trying to find a way of communicating with the progamme and have failed. I hope that someone will read this and tell Richard the answer to his question. The BBC do not want us to be able to contact programmes directly. Very anoying.  

    It's broadcast by the BBC but made by a seperate production company. That's probably why.

    The egg came first. It was not a chicken that laid it. It was something similar to a chicken. It is called evolution.  

    First, I'm not sure why you're bothered about this, as it's a popular conumdrum and was most likely used in patter between him and Armstrong perhaps relating to something else entirely. But anyway, as answers go, all you've done is to say another animal (let's call it Chicken-type100) laid the egg, which produced chicken type99.

    In effect the condumdrum remains, ie which came first chicken-type100 or the egg? Your answer would be that chicken-type101 laid the egg. And so on.....until you can possibly get to the "evolutionary point" where chicken-type creatures started laying eggs, rather than another way giving birth any other way. But still, it is not that simple.

    Evolution is much, much more complicated than what you are suggesting.
    It's almost akin to suggesting a monkey suddenly gave birth to our human ancestors, which is a popular misconception.

    Look up "coursera" on google which has an online genetics and evolution course (for free from a top university) and you may still be able to sign up, although it's nearly halfway through now but still on the genetics bit and the evolution bit comes later in the course.

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    Posted by baba1944 (U15493133) on Tuesday, 6th November 2012

    I would also very much like to communicate with the BBC, and ask if it would be possible for Richard (who is obviously a very intelligent man) to stop saying "Hi Ya", everytime Alexander introduces him !!! He sounds like a immature teenager. What is wrong with "Hello".

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Wednesday, 7th November 2012


    We already have a long discussion about this programme, here

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    Perhaps you might like to join in with the other people discussing the programme?

    I'm closing this one as it's a duplicate.

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