List: Scientific paradoxes

List: Scientific paradoxes
Clue: Contradictory statement that is true
Answer: Paradox

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Clue: A Biological Paradox - Why are there so many different species of phytoplankton, even though competition for the same resources tends to reduce the number of species?
Answer: Paradox of the plankton

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Clue: A Logical paradox - The supposition that if one of two simultaneous assumptions leads to a contradiction, the other assumption is also disproved leads to paradoxical consequences.
Answer: Barbershop paradox

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Clue: A Chemistry Paradox - 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.
Answer: Levinthal paradox

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Clue: A Logical paradox - "Whatever Logic is good enough to tell me is worth writing down..."
Answer: Carroll s paradox

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Clue: A Chemistry Paradox - Exceptions to the principle that a small change in a molecule causes a small change in its chemical behavior are frequently profound.
Answer: SAR paradox

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Clue: A Logical paradox - All horses are the same color.
Answer: Horse paradox

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Clue: A Logical paradox - If a crocodile steals a child and promises its return if the father can correctly guess what the crocodile will do, how should the crocodile respond in the case that the father guesses that the child will not be returned?
Answer: Crocodile Dilemma

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Clue: A Paradox in Classical mechanics - A massive battleship can float in a few litres of water.
Answer: Archimedes paradox

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Clue: A Logical paradox - The day of the hanging will be a surprise, so it cannot happen at all, so it will be a surprise. The Bottle Imp paradox uses similar logic.
Answer: Unexpected hanging paradox

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Clue: A Logical paradox - In any pub there is a customer such that, if he or she drinks, everybody in the pub drinks.
Answer: Drinker paradox

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Clue: A Paradox in Classical mechanics - Rolling joined concentrical wheels seem to tbread the same difference with their circumferences, even though the circumferences are different.
Answer: Aristotle s wheel paradox

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