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Biology

Need for Mechanisms in Science

Here are two historical explanations to help explain the "need for a mechanism" and its importance in gaining acceptance for a scientific hypothesis.

Both are from the geological sciences, and thus, examples of historical science.

The Scablands

Plate Tectonics

Human Health Examples

Recently New Scientist published several articles that examine the importance of understanding the mechanism by which a human health condition exists.  Here are 4. 

Assumptions in Science