More on withdrawn article
|June 8, 2011||Posted by Granville Sewell under academic freedom|
Three points regarding my withdrawn article, that I don’t believe have been made elsewhere:
1. Although it is fair to call it “ID friendly”, it does not actually mention ID or Darwinism, and does not even conclude that the second law has definitely been violated here, it just makes the rather obvious point that if you want to believe it has not, you have to be honest and admit that what you really believe is that what has happened here is not really extremely improbable (in the sense of footnote 4); you cannot hide behind the truly absurd “compensation” argument of Asimov, et.al.
2. Elsevier should be given credit for doing the right thing, given the mess created by the journal.
3. The letter to the editor which “appears” to have triggered the withdrawal cites a “concise refutation” of my paper as an American Journal of Physics article by Daniel Styer. This article, which does not even mention me or any of my writings, is discussed beginning at the fourth minute of this video. You really have to see what it says, to believe it.
(The news story is here. – UD News)