Editor’s note: ‘‘A Second Look at the Second Law’’

An article, ‘‘A Second Look at the Second Law,’’ by Dr. Granville Sewell, Professor of Mathematics at University of Texas at El Paso, was submitted on October 21, 2010 to the Journal of Applied Mathematics Letters. Dr. Sewell’s article was peerreviewed and accepted for publication on January 19, 2011.

On March 2, 2011, the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Mathematics Letters, Dr. Ervin Rodin, decided to withdraw the articlewithout consultation with the author, not because of any errors or technical problems found by the reviewers or editors,but because the Editor-in-Chief subsequently concluded that the content was more philosophical than mathematical and, as such, not appropriate for a technical mathematics journal such as Applied Mathematics Letters.

The Journal of Applied Mathematics Letters and its Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Rodin, provide their sincere and heartfelt apologies to Dr. Sewell for any inconvenience or embarrassment that may have been caused by their unilateral withdrawal of his article, and wish Dr. Sewell the best in the future and welcome Dr. Sewell’s submission of future articles for possible publication.

Dr. Sewell’s article as accepted by Applied Mathematics Letters can be viewed at:

http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/sewell/AML_3497.pdf.

It is on line, but it’s only free if you have a science direct subscription.

*Further:*

Breaking, breaking: ID friendly math prof gets apology and damages from journal

My Controversial Tautology *(Sewell)*

Retraction Watch has noted the math journal’s retraction of its treatment of Granville Sewell

More on the withdrawn article *(Sewell)*

Granville Sewell’s vindication latest in string of defeats for Darwin lobby … straw in the wind?

Some 318 requests from readers all over the world will cover the US$ 10,000.00 paid to Dr. Granville Sewell: US$ 31.50 to download the Journal of Applied Mathematics Letters editorial.

I think the money went to the lawyers.

I’m not getting it….

It’s titled the Journal of Applied Mathematics Letters?

What does “Applied” mean if it doesn’t apply to Sewells paper where he applies mathematics?

Seems the journal editor has applied his non mathematical philosophical reasons to not accept the applied mathematics of Sewell.

“The purpose of Applied Mathematics Letters is to provide a means of rapid publication for important but brief applied mathematical papers. Potential contributions include any work involving a novel application or utilization of mathematics, or a development in the methodology of applied mathematics.” – http://www.elsevier.com/wps/fi.....escription

I think he has a case to sue the journal if & when they publish

ANYTHINGthat hasanyphilosophical implications. Especially, for any article which has would carry implication that could be used to attempt to support some case for macro-evolution.