|Causality: causality is the relation between two (separate) entities, whereby a state change of the one entity causes the state of the other entity to change. Nowadays it is assumed that an energy transfer is crucial for talking about a causal link.|
D. Hume was the first to consistently deny the observability of cause and effect. (David Hume Eine Untersuchung über den menschlichen Verstand, Hamburg, 1993, p. 95).
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Causality/Mayr: most scientists assume that there is a historical and causal continuity for all phenomena in the material universe.
Causality/Mayr: especially for animals strictly causal sequences can be proven!
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