The Chicken or the Egg discussion usually leads to great theoretical debates and perplexing concepts that rely on other theories…not facts.
What if the real answer is that there is No Beginning, and there is No End.
Evolution and progress is continued growth of new beginnings that are dependent upon other new beginnings that could stem from an end or the death of something else leaving us with no way to know what was the beginning or end–if there is such a thing.
Then, we avail ourselves of the GOD argument. But then, why was GOD GOD? Don’t question God! But does God have a God that has a God? Do they co-manage each other. Is there only one?
Just accepting that we (humans and all life on earth) will become something else, over time, brings me peace. It’s like ascension.