Letter to Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Hayden Planetarium & Department of Astrophysics
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, New York 10024

Dear Dr. Tyson,

The article I’v enclosed (“Entropy and evolution”, Am. J. Phys., Vol. 76, No. 11, November 2008) is so absurd that it disgraces all physicists in the United States. I am writing to request an interview so I can explain why the article should be retracted.

This is a matter of national concern because it undermines the integrity of science. I’v brought the matter to the attention of the staff of Yvette Clarke (NY-D, 9th district), and was told the matter is being investigated. My correspondence with Clarke is at

I’v made a similar request to Leon Wieseltier of the New Republic magazine because he has written against scientism, and Marietta DeChristina because she is the editor of Scientific American and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Very truly yours, David Roemer
Mailed with a certificate of mailing and faxed to (212) 769-5007