Personal explanations do not cite mechanisms.1 This is relevant because personal explanations are legitimate.
Fundamental entities (e.g. quarks) behave without mechanisms.
• …plausible examples exist of entities requiring no mechanisms: electrons, space, God.
Salmon's causal-mechanical account of scientific explanation is true. This is relevant because this account requires all explanations to be spatio-temporal.
No, the causal-mechanical account is not true;…
• …the account misses property-relations and magnitudes.
• …mark transferability in the account can be explanatorily irrelevant.
• …causal etiologies need not be spatio-temporal.1