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nonsequitur

Neurology A totally unrelated response to a question Etiology Acute and chronic organic brain disorders, schizophrenia
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Lest you start to think I am a scholar as well as an newspaper columnist (a nonsequitur in itself, I'm sure), I should confess that I did not even know who Jacques-Paul Migne was, let alone how the Latin title of his collection translated into English, until I talked with Eric M.
Hilbay denounced that this nonsequitur demeans the capacity of homosexuals to enter into committed relationships and no additional argument is presented as to why the creation of an across-the-board, systemic incentive through the recognition of same-sex marriage will lead specific gay individuals to choose petitioner over any other homosexual.
Yet, even if one accepts the numerous assumptions on which this assertion is based, the statement is nevertheless a nonsequitur. The mere fact that a governance structure minimizes the cost of transacting in this sense does not establish that it is preferable to other structures.
On the other hand, Wynn Wynn Ong delights in imposing stories on her trees, nonsequitur as they may be, altering their natural, given states.
While Novak's performance style is a classic series of nonsequitur jokes, the topics often range into the profane, including a showstopper about battered women.
This default rule obtains because federal law is the creation of a single sovereign and is, therefore, uniform in theory.(211) Asking a choice of law question with respect to federal issues is a logical nonsequitur.
A common characteristic of these attacks is the use of 'copy-pasted' or ready-made statements, often laced with insults or nonsequiturs and providing little or no context.
Rife as it is with verbal elisions, nonsequiturs, abrupt changes in voicing and thematic direction, and acute modulations of tone and meaning, the poem presents a multitude of surface-level paradoxes--some serious, some risible.
"EU Law in Member State Courts: 'Adequate Judicial Pro tection' and Effective Application--Ambiguities and Nonsequiturs in Guidance by the Court of Justice?," Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice 8(1): 158-187.
After a bewildering array of nonsequiturs and straw-man arguments, he eventually arrives at his favourite topic - the evil Tories, who are "lower than vermin...".
An allegorical tale of the biblical story of salvation, Secret Speakers has the right ingredients for a riveting fantasy quest but is replete with nonsequiturs, while relying heavily on an overabundance of deus-exmachina events to carry the plot.
His comic strategy of accumulating nonsequiturs until they acquire an air of logic was already in place in his live performances and in television programmes such as The Harry Hill Show.