This brief post aims to hypothesise a possible explanation _and likely long-term outcome_ to the following verified fact:
“There are more chickens than humans on Earth.”
Chapter I Points to consider:
I. Chickens, as their name implies, are the weakest, most gullible wanna-be-svelt-birds on Earth. Despite this, there are about 20 billion1 of them, contradicting all evolutionary trains of thought.
II. A corollary of the above is that, despite having an unlimited number of likely predators, chickens have managed to reproduce in greater numbers than better organised and equiped races. Examples of which are: lions, wolves, and most notably: humans.
III. Like humans, chickens can be driven to eat themselves to death.
Chapter II Hypothesis:
Considering the above, the most likely reason why chickens have survived is: symbiosis. There seems to be a natural, unspoken, agreement between predator and prey to exchange: “countless lives against survival insurance.”
1. What the chickens let go off: deaths by the billions every year to satisfy the shared, uncontrollable urge to eat.
2. What the humans promise: to ensure the survival of the Gallus Domesticus by housing, feeding and reproducing them by any means necessary.
Chapter III Likely long-term outcome:
Total and absolute world domination by chickens. As humans are driven into suicidal eating habits, the chickens learn governmental patterns to ensure their ultimate, and independent, survival.
God will be a chicken and the “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” question will be attributed an irrefutable answer.
Conclusions and further research:
The hegemony of the chickens is most likely (99.99% likelihood), long term.
Most statistical models verify this fact by factoring in evolutionary theory independents with live population data which ratios to about 3:1, chickens per human being.
Future research includes practical sampling, and derived estimations, of cognition variations in chickens against data gathered in the 50’s. Sample chickens will be tested in their natural habitat across borders.2
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1 According to Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds, Ed. Perrins, C. N.Y.: Firefly Books, Ltd., 2003. There are circa7 billion human beings although this is near impossible to quantify. Chickens are more forward with their figures…
2 Provided cross-border and local research regulations allow it.