List: Scientific paradoxes

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

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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 Logical paradox - "Whatever Logic is good enough to tell me is worth writing down..."
Answer: Carroll s 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 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 Logical paradox - Inconsistent premises always make an argument valid.
Answer: Paradox of entailment

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Clue: A Logical paradox - It is philosophically justifiable to believe that every individual lottery ticket won't win, but not justifiable to believe that no lottery ticket will win.
Answer: Lottery paradox

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Clue: A Self-referential Paradox - An adult male barber shaves all men who do not shave themselves, and no one else. Can he shave himself? (Russell's popularisation of his set theoretic paradox.)
Answer: Barber paradox

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Clue: A Self-referential Paradox - The phrase "the first number not nameable in under ten words" appears to name it in nine words.
Answer: Berry paradox

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Clue: A Self-referential Paradox - "If this sentence is true, the world will end in a week."
Answer: Curry s paradox

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Clue: A Self-referential Paradox - A Cretan says
Answer: Epimenides paradox

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Clue: A Self-referential Paradox - "If there is an exception to every rule, then every rule must have at least one exception; the exception to this one being that it has no exception.
Answer: Exception paradox

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