Sun April 19, 2015 By: Richa Verma

what is paradox?

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Sheetal Kolte
Mon April 20, 2015

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.
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