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Paradox
means
Apparently Selfcontradictory Statement; Heterodox Statement
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Fermi Paradox
applies in
Cosmology
Enrico Fermi
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Laws and Theories
Raven Paradox
states that
Observing a Red Apple Increases the Likelihood of All Ravens Being Black
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Horse Paradox
states that
All Horses Are the Same Colour
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Unexpected Hanging Paradox
states that
The Day of the Hanging Will Be a Surprise, So It Cannot Happen at All, So It Will Be a Surprise
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Drinker Paradox
states that
In Any Pub There is a Customer Such That, if She or He Drinks, Everybody in the Pub Drinks
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Lottery Paradox
states that
It is Philosophically Justifible to Believe That Every Individual Lottery Ticket Won't Win, but Not Justifiable to Believe That No Lottery Ticket Will Win
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Exception Paradox
states that
If There is an Exception to Every Rule, then Every Rule Must Have at Least One Exception, Excepting This One...is There an Exception to the Rule That States That There is an Exception to Every Rule?
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GrellingNelson Paradox
states that
Is the Word Heterological Meaning Not Applicable to Itself, a Heterological Word?
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Paradox of the Court
states that
A Law Student Agrees to Pay His Teacher After Winning His First Case. The Teacher then Sues the Student (who Has Not Won a Case) for Payment
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Apportionment Paradox
states that
Some Systems of Apportioning Representation Can Have Unintuitive Results Due to Rounding
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New States Paradox
states that
Adding a New State or Voting Block Might Increase the Number of Votes of Another
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Population Paradox
states that
A Fast Growing State Can Lose Votes to a Slow Growing State
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Condorcet's Paradox
states that
A Group of Separately Rational Individuals May Have Preferences Which Are Irrational in the Aggregate
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Elevator Paradox
states that
Elevators Can Seem to Be Mostly Going in One Direction, As if They Were Being Manufactured in the Middle of the Building and Being Disassembled on the Roof and Basement
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Interesting Number Paradox
states that
The First Number That Can Be Considered "dull" Rather Than "interesting" Becomes Interesting Because of That Fact
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Low Birth Weight Paradox
states that
Low Birth Weight and Mothers Who Smoke Contribute to a Higher Mortality Rate. Babies of Smokers Have Lower Average Birth Weight, but Low Birth Weight Babies Born to Smokers Have a Lower Mortality Rate Than Other Low Birth Weight Babies
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Smallest Number Paradox
states that
Describes How a Rolling Object Should Be Able to Attain a Velocity of the Smallest Positive Number
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Birthday Paradox
states that
What is the Chance That Two People in a Room Have the Same Birthday?
50/50 in a room of 24
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Hodgson's Paradox
states that
The Ratio of Two Gaussian Random Variables, Both With Equal Mean, Has Neither Mean nor Variance
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Twoenvelope Paradox
states that
You Are Given Two Indistinguishable Envelopes and You Are Told One Contains Twice As Much Money As the Other. You May Open One Envelope, Examine Its Contents, and Then, Without Opening the Other, Choose Which Envelope to Take
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BuraliForti Paradox
states that
If the Ordinal Numbers Formet a Set, It Would Be an Ordinal Number Which is Smaller Than Itself
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Hilbert's Paradox of the Grand Hotel
states that
If a Hotel With Infinitely Many Rooms is Full, It Can Still Take More Guests
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Coastline Paradox
states that
The Perimeter of a Landmass is in General Illdefined
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Control Paradox
states that
Man Can Never Be Free of Control, for to Be Free of Control is to Be Controlled by Oneself
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Paradox of Hedonism
states that
When One Pursues Happiness Itself, One is Miserable, But, when One Pursues Something Else, One Achieves Happiness
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SAR Paradox
states that
Exceptions to the Principle That a Small Change in a Moecule Causes a Small Change in Its Chemical Behavior Are Frequently Profound
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Levinthal Paradox
states that
The Length of Time in Which a Protein Chain Finds Its Folded State is Many Orders of Magnitude Shorter Than It Would Be if It Freely Searched All Possible Configurations
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Archimedes Paradox
states that
A Massive Battleship Can Float in a Few Litres of Water
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Black Hole Information Paradox
states that
Black Holes Violate a Commonly Assumed Tenet of Science  That Informtion Cannot Be Destroyed
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D'Alembert's Paradox
states that
An Inviscid Liquid Produces No Drag
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EinsteinPodolskyRosen Paradox
states that
Can Far Away Events Influence Each Other in Quantum Mechanics
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Irresistible Force Paradox
states that
What Would Happen if an Unstoppable Force Hits an Immovable Object?
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Mpemba Paradox
states that
Hot Water Can Under Certain Conditions Freeze Faster Than Cold Water, Even Though It Must Pass the Lower Temperature on the Way to Freezing
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Olber's Paradox
states that
Why is the Night Sky Black if There is an Infinity of Stars?
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Ontological Paradox
states that
Can a Time Traveller Send Himself Information With No Outside Source?
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Schrodinger's Cat Paradoc
states that
A Quantum Paradox  Is the Cat Alive or Dead Before We Look?
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Twin Paradox
states that
When the Travelling Twin Returns, He is Younger and Older Than His Sibling Who Stayed Put
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Newcomb's Paradox
states that
A Paradoxial Gane Between Two Palyers, One of Whom Can Predict the Actions of the Other
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Grandfather Paradox
states that
You Travel Back in Time and Kill Your Grandfather Before He Meets Your Grandmother Which Precludes Your Own Conception And, Therefore, You Couldn't Go Back in Time and Kill Your Grandfather
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Liberal Paradox
states that
It is Impossible to Have Both a Commitment to Miminal Liberty and Pareto Optimality
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Nihilist Paradox
states that
If Truth Does Not Exist, the Statement "truth Does Not Exist" is a Truth, Thereby Proving Itself Incorrect
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Omnipotence Paradox
states that
Can an Omnipotent Being Create a Rock Too Heavy to Lift?
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Irresistible Force Paradox
states that
Can an Irresistible Force Move an Immovable Object?
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Abilene Paradox
states that
A Group of People Often Has to Decide Against Each Member's Own Personal Interests or Views
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Diamondwater Paradox
states that
Neither Water nor Diamonds Are Rare, but Water is Cheaper Than Diamonds, Though Humans Need Water to Survive, Not Diamonds
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Edgeworth Paradox
states that
With Capacity Constraints, They May Not Be an Equilibrium
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Parrondo's Paradox
states that
It is Possible to Play Two Losing Games Alternately to Eventually Win
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St. Petersburg Paradox
states that
People Will Only Offer a Modest Fee for a Reward of Infinite Value
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Joseph Wood Krutch
said
"The Grand Paradox of Our Society is This: We Magnify Manâ€™s Right but We Minimize His Capacities"
American writer, critic, and naturalist
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