I've been trying to search in Wikipedia's list of fallacies but didn't find one that seemed to quite fit this case.
Is there a name for the fallacy of when someone answers a question with essentially a definition or statement that doesn't mean anything (and just adds more questions)?
- Why is X this way?
- That's because of Y. (but Y isn't well defined or doesn't explain X)
A more concrete example perhaps:
- Why do i get tired at the end of the day?
- That's because of your body's "cellular quantum erosion".
- Oh ok, thanks!
To clarify my question a bit: i don't mean that the answer given is nonsensical or irrelevant, but rather an answer that just raises more questions. A bit like how in some politicians speeches they give roundabout answers with complicated terms to give off that feeling that the question was answered.