The world is slightly less interesting today

Scientists claim to have answered the question that has confounded philosophers for centuries: Which came first? The chicken or the egg?

It was, they say, indisputably the chicken.

A team from Warwick and Sheffield universities examined the formation of a chicken's egg in microscopic detail and discovered that the shell was made from a protein found only in a chicken's ovaries.

I can’t remember a time when I was opposed to scientific discovery, but the thought that my daughter will grow up in a world in which the chicken-or-egg controversy is finally settled saddens me a little.