How do paradoxes relate to skepticism?
They both look at the negative side of an issue in order to illustrate or examine the positive side.
Paradox: a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth or a self-contradictory and false proposition. From the Greek for "unbelievable".
1 : an attitude of doubt or a disposition to incredulity either in general or toward a particular object
2 a : the doctrine that true knowledge or knowledge in a particular area is uncertain
b : the method of suspended judgment, systematic doubt, or criticism characteristic of skeptics
3 : doubt concerning basic religious principles (such as immortality, providence, and revelation)