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#192340 7-Mar-2016 12:54
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We take way too much for granted. We already know that. But we still do.

 

I am a ‘vegetarian’, in the sense that I do not eat meat. It just doesn’t appeal to me. I also don’t eat birds. I do eat fish and dairy products, however, and I am not interested in defending that choice. That is not why I initiated this thread.

 

 I started to eat a hard-boiled egg the other day (yes, I am aware it is an undeveloped foetus). Then I stopped and began examining it and thinking about it. I like eggs. I enjoy eating them. I also admire them. They are miracles of biological engineering. I actually think mammals took a step backward when they abandoned egg-laying in favour of giving birth.

 

 You can’t admire a product without becoming interested in its source. Chickens are often portrayed as brainless meat machines. Many see them as figures of fun. But I think chickens are marvellous animals. Not only do they produce something as amazing as eggs, but they are also a major source of food themselves, in a seemingly endless variety of forms. I don’t eat them, but even I can appreciate their value to those who do. Yet many people seem vaguely contemptuous and dismissive of ‘chooks’. Maybe this is another case of familiarity breeding contempt.

 

People should stop and consider for a moment what would happen if chickens suddenly vanished. Not only would that leave an immense hole in the fast-food choice of most New Zealanders, a great number of processed foods would also disappear or become prohibitively expensive. Eggs are used in almost everything. There go your cakes and pies, for starters.

 

Fortunately, chickens are great survivors. We need them a lot more than they need us. When chooks disappear into the wild, they get on perfectly well in almost any environment. They have no problem at all finding food and staying alive. How many of us could make that claim?

 

Chickens ought to be worshipped, the way cats were in Egypt. At the very least they deserve to be respected as the remarkable creatures they are. Think about that the next time you dig into your greasy bucket of drumsticks. I declare this Admire a Chicken Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  #1507427 7-Mar-2016 13:05
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  #1507447 7-Mar-2016 13:32
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 How I admire chicken......

 

 

 

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  #1507452 7-Mar-2016 13:37
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nah. Let's call it Admire A Plankton day, as it's more valuable source of food and oxygen producer on the planet earth. without it, pretty much no life would exist here.





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  #1507459 7-Mar-2016 13:45
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If chickens suddenly disappeared we'd probably all move onto the next best thing "Ducks" they look like chicken they taste like chicken and they lay eggs like chickens  


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  #1507460 7-Mar-2016 13:49
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Have you heard about Mike, the headless chicken?


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  #1507469 7-Mar-2016 14:02
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OK I will admire myself I am a chicken





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  #1507471 7-Mar-2016 14:08
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Rikkitic:

 

 I am aware it is an undeveloped foetus

 

 

Only if it has been fertilised.

 

 


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@muppet !!!???


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  #1507514 7-Mar-2016 15:13
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Thanks for the heads up @xontech.

 

You'll find my paper on this available here.


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  #1507528 7-Mar-2016 15:26
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muppet:

 

Thanks for the heads up @xontech.

 

You'll find my paper on this available here.

 

 

 

 

What does it say again? can you give an executive summary?  tongue-outcool





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MikeB4:

 

 

 

What does it say again? can you give an executive summary?  tongue-outcool

 

 

It is an existential study on the form of the chicken, the deep impacts the chicken has on life and how a chicken lives, thrives and survives in the modern day, hectic human oriented digital economy.

 

It also mentions the word "chicken" a number of times.


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muppet:

 

MikeB4:

 

 

 

What does it say again? can you give an executive summary?  tongue-outcool

 

 

It is an existential study on the form of the chicken, the deep impacts the chicken has on life and how a chicken lives, thrives and survives in the modern day, hectic human oriented digital economy.

 

It also mentions the word "chicken" a number of times.

 

 

 

 

Yeah I noticed briefly the repetition but I didn't think it took anything from the paper though.





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xpd:  How I admire chicken...... 

 

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This reminds me that (apparently) the title of the Paul Simon song "Mother and Child Reunion" was inspired by a chicken and egg dish Simon saw on a Chinese restaurant menu...


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@Rikkitik: Much time on your hands much? laughing

 

 
A chicken and an egg are lying in bed. The chicken is leaning against
the headboard smoking a cigarette with a satisfied smile on its face.
The egg, looking a bit ticked off, grabs the sheet, rolls over, and
says ... Well, I guess we finally answered "THAT question!"





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