“Causality” is not a notion in physics but comes from philosophy. Perhaps, you have forgotten that there existed (and exist) generations of scientists and philosophers of science who deny that “causality” has anything to do with sciences. Some argue this by suggesting that scientific theories do not describe the structure of the world but are merely useful instruments in prediction and control. These theories are not “useful” because they identify the causal forces in the world (and, hence,”true” in the semantic sense) anymore than the efficacy of the igloo proves that the Eskimo’s theory about the igloo is true.
- Secularization of Communitas
- Truth vs Usefulness of Theories