Doc Strange (Login edstrange13) Sufi Posted Dec 21, 2011 12:48 PM
Non-Sequitur is Latin for "it does not follow".
We were talking about something else, and then you bring up something that had absolutely nothing to do with the conversation.
Non sequitur (Latin for "it does not follow"), in formal logic, is an argument in which its conclusion does not follow from its premises. In a non sequitur, the conclusion could be either true or false, but the argument is fallacious because there is a disconnection between the premise and the conclusion. All formal fallacies are special cases of non sequitur. The term has special applicability in law, having a formal legal definition. Many types of known non sequitur argument forms have been classified into many different types of logical fallacies.