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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

Assumptions in Science