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Paradox
   means   
Apparently Self-contradictory Statement; Heterodox Statement
Fermi Paradox
   applies in   
Cosmology
Enrico Fermi
Raven Paradox
   states that   
Observing a Red Apple Increases the Likelihood of All Ravens Being Black
Horse Paradox
   states that   
All Horses Are the Same Colour
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
Drinker Paradox
   states that   
In Any Pub There is a Customer Such That, if She or He Drinks, Everybody in the Pub Drinks
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
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?
Grelling-Nelson Paradox
   states that   
Is the Word Heterological Meaning Not Applicable to Itself, a Heterological Word?
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
Apportionment Paradox
   states that   
Some Systems of Apportioning Representation Can Have Unintuitive Results Due to Rounding
New States Paradox
   states that   
Adding a New State or Voting Block Might Increase the Number of Votes of Another
Population Paradox
   states that   
A Fast Growing State Can Lose Votes to a Slow Growing State
Condorcet's Paradox
   states that   
A Group of Separately Rational Individuals May Have Preferences Which Are Irrational in the Aggregate
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
Interesting Number Paradox
   states that   
The First Number That Can Be Considered "dull" Rather Than "interesting" Becomes Interesting Because of That Fact
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
Smallest Number Paradox
   states that   
Describes How a Rolling Object Should Be Able to Attain a Velocity of the Smallest Positive Number
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
Hodgson's Paradox
   states that   
The Ratio of Two Gaussian Random Variables, Both With Equal Mean, Has Neither Mean nor Variance
Two-envelope 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
Burali-Forti Paradox
   states that   
If the Ordinal Numbers Formet a Set, It Would Be an Ordinal Number Which is Smaller Than Itself
Hilbert's Paradox of the Grand Hotel
   states that   
If a Hotel With Infinitely Many Rooms is Full, It Can Still Take More Guests
Coastline Paradox
   states that   
The Perimeter of a Landmass is in General Ill-defined
Control Paradox
   states that   
Man Can Never Be Free of Control, for to Be Free of Control is to Be Controlled by Oneself
Paradox of Hedonism
   states that   
When One Pursues Happiness Itself, One is Miserable, But, when One Pursues Something Else, One Achieves Happiness
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
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
Archimedes Paradox
   states that   
A Massive Battleship Can Float in a Few Litres of Water
Black Hole Information Paradox
   states that   
Black Holes Violate a Commonly Assumed Tenet of Science - That Informtion Cannot Be Destroyed
D'Alembert's Paradox
   states that   
An Inviscid Liquid Produces No Drag
Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox
   states that   
Can Far Away Events Influence Each Other in Quantum Mechanics
Irresistible Force Paradox
   states that   
What Would Happen if an Unstoppable Force Hits an Immovable Object?
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
Ontological Paradox
   states that   
Can a Time Traveller Send Himself Information With No Outside Source?
Schrodinger's Cat Paradoc
   states that   
A Quantum Paradox - Is the Cat Alive or Dead Before We Look?
Twin Paradox
   states that   
When the Travelling Twin Returns, He is Younger and Older Than His Sibling Who Stayed Put
Newcomb's Paradox
   states that   
A Paradoxial Gane Between Two Palyers, One of Whom Can Predict the Actions of the Other
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
Liberal Paradox
   states that   
It is Impossible to Have Both a Commitment to Miminal Liberty and Pareto Optimality
Mere Addition Paradox
   states that   
Does a Large Population Barely Living Tolerable Live Better Than a Small Happy Population?
Nihilist Paradox
   states that   
If Truth Does Not Exist, the Statement "truth Does Not Exist" is a Truth, Thereby Proving Itself Incorrect
Omnipotence Paradox
   states that   
Can an Omnipotent Being Create a Rock Too Heavy to Lift?
Irresistible Force Paradox
   states that   
Can an Irresistible Force Move an Immovable Object?
Abilene Paradox
   states that   
A Group of People Often Has to Decide Against Each Member's Own Personal Interests or Views
Diamond-water Paradox
   states that   
Neither Water nor Diamonds Are Rare, but Water is Cheaper Than Diamonds, Though Humans Need Water to Survive, Not Diamonds
Edgeworth Paradox
   states that   
With Capacity Constraints, They May Not Be an Equilibrium
Parrondo's Paradox
   states that   
It is Possible to Play Two Losing Games Alternately to Eventually Win
St. Petersburg Paradox
   states that   
People Will Only Offer a Modest Fee for a Reward of Infinite Value
Joseph Wood Krutch
   said   
"The Grand Paradox of Our Society is This: We Magnify Man’s Right but We Minimize His Capacities"
American writer, critic, and naturalist






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