"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:
- Y could have occurred with or without X.
- Another event, Z, actually caused Y.
- 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:
- Y occurred, closely followed by X.
- We conclude that Y caused X (or even X caused Y)
- (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)
I like this comic. Don't you? Fuzzy|AFD 17:51, 6 April 2008 (EDT)