Talk:Non sequitur

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"The most common example of non sequitur is any attempt to infer causation from correlation alone. An argument of causality--that is, that X caused Y--is always subject to weakening if one can show that:

  1. Y could have occurred with or without X.
  2. Another event, Z, actually caused Y.
  3. Y caused X rather than X causing Y. "

I'm sorry but this makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

An argument which is a non-sequitur might proceed:

  1. Y occurred, closely followed by X.
  2. We conclude that Y caused X (or even X caused Y)
  3. (In fact another event, Z, actually caused both Y and X, but is not explored.)

--AvengingAngel 15:43, 15 May 2007 (EDT)

No. THP 10:00, 16 May 2007 (EDT)


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