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Enriching the Strategies for Creating Mechanistic Explanations in Biology

William Bechtel

in Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry's "General Cytology"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226520483
eISBN:
9780226520650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520650.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

To demonstrate that a proposed mechanism can explain a phenomenon, biologists must recompose the mechanism. Traditionally they have relied on mentally rehearsing the operations, often aided by a ... More


Phosphorus, a Servant Faithful to Gaia? Biosphere Remediation Rather Than Regulation

Karl B. Föllmi, Federica Tamburini, Rachel Hosein, Bas van de Schootbrugge, Kaspar Arn, and Claire Rambeau

in Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter studies the character of the coupled changes in the phosphorus and carbon cycles during the last 160 million years and proposes feedback mechanisms between the two cycles. The effects of ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Law and Order and the Risk of Policy Overreaction

Georg Wenzelburger

in The Partisan Politics of Law and Order

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190920487
eISBN:
9780190920517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190920487.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 6 shows how an initial turn toward a harsher policy stance on law and order can set in motion positive policy feedback and lead to policy overreaction. It discusses the mechanisms that may ... More


Concluding Remarks

P.J. Lee

Jo Anne DeGraffenreid (ed.)

in Statistical Methods for Estimating Petroleum Resources

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195331905
eISBN:
9780197562550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195331905.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geophysics: Earth Sciences

The procedure and steps of petroleum resource assessment involve a learning process that is characterized by an interactive loop between geological and statistical models and their feedback ... More


The Sustainability Transition

Oran R. Young

in Governing Complex Systems: Social Capital for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035934
eISBN:
9780262338899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035934.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

There is a growing gap between the complexity of major socioecological systems and the assumptions embedded in mainstream models of the dynamics of biophysical and socioeconomic systems. Whereas the ... More


Long-Term Research in the Luquillo Mountains: Synthesis and Foundations for the Future

Michael R. Willig, Christopher P. Bloch, Alan P. Covich, Charles A. S. Hall, D. Jean Lodge, Ariel E. Lugo, Whendee L. Silver, Robert B. Waide, Lawrence R. Walker, and Jess K. Zimmerman

in A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195334692
eISBN:
9780190267742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines the causal relationship between disturbance, succession, and ecological changes by considering the biotic feedback mechanisms. It also provides an outline of rippling effects of ... More


The Issues

Maud Hickey

in Music Outside the Lines: Ideas for Composing in K-12 Music Classrooms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199826773
eISBN:
9780190268282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826773.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines the issues that may hinder progress of effectively teaching music composition. First, is the issue with the learning environment. The chapter covers the problems of music ... More


Engineering Society

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0033
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

A storm blew up in Berlin in 1989 not far from the spot where much of this book was written. It all began in a small way with people attending weekly services at the local church to pray for peace. ... More


Dealing with our Climate

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

We’re standing by the observatory at the top of the Telegrafenberg (Telegraph Hill) in the German city of Potsdam. The neoclassical building towers over its surroundings. The hill is situated in ... More


Introduction

P.J. Lee

Jo Anne DeGraffenreid (ed.)

in Statistical Methods for Estimating Petroleum Resources

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195331905
eISBN:
9780197562550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195331905.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geophysics: Earth Sciences

Petroleum resource evaluations have been performed by geologists, geophysicists, geochemists, engineers, and statisticians for many decades in an attempt to estimate resource potential in a given ... More


Startling Stories

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the question of consciousness as a transferrable or reproducible attribute from the perspective of Gotthard Günther. In 1953, Günther published an article in the pulp science ... More


Reliable Finance

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0038
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

As we were drafting our first version of this chapter, the world was abruptly seized by the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. Having just written about the impact that instability, the bonus ... More


Prospects of Cities

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0036
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

There’s a greater than 50 percent chance that when you look through your window, what you see is a landscape of concrete, asphalt, and cars. More than half the world’s population lives in cities, ... More


Agenda

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0041
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

We have some serious work to do. Far too many people lead miserable lives because they lack the most basic necessities to deal with hunger, thirst, shelter, disease, or disability. In addition, the ... More


Evaluation Models

P.J. Lee

Jo Anne DeGraffenreid (ed.)

in Statistical Methods for Estimating Petroleum Resources

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195331905
eISBN:
9780197562550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195331905.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geophysics: Earth Sciences

The initial step in the evaluation of any petroleum resource is the identification of an appropriate geological population that can be delineated through subsurface study or basin analysis. A ... More


Approach

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0005
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

It might seem a little foolish to attempt to predict the future, especially when you consider how often earlier predictions failed. For instance, the imminent depletion of our main fossil fuel ... More


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