what is paradox?

Asked by richaverma914 | 19th Apr, 2015, 01:54: PM

Expert Answer:

Paradox is a statement that appears self-contradictory but is actually found to be true. With reference to science, paradox is considered to be an argument which gives a contradictory conclusion.

Here are few examples which will help you to understand paradoxes.

  • Paradox of enrichment: Increasing the food available to an ecosystem may lead to instability, and even to extinction.
  • Paradox of the pesticides: Applying pesticide to a pest may increase the pest's abundance.
  • C-value enigma: Genome size does not correlate with the complexity of the organisms. For example, some unicellular organisms have genomes much larger than that of humans.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 20th Apr, 2015, 10:57: AM

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