Vol.4 : Computational Turbulent Incompressible Flow

13th February 2006

Dear Dr Hoffman

Thank you for submitting your manuscript entitled "Is the World a Clock with Finite Precision?". However, we regret that we are unable to publish it in Nature.

It is Nature's policy to decline a substantial proportion of manuscripts without sending them to referees, so that they may be sent elsewhere without delay. Decisions of this kind are made by the editorial staff when it appears that papers are unlikely to succeed in the competition for limited space.

Among the considerations that arise at this stage are the length of a manuscript, its likely interest to a general readership of scientists, the pressure on space in the various fields of Nature's interest and the likelihood that a manuscript would seem of great topical interest to those working in the same or related areas of science.

In the present case, while we have no doubt that your new approach to thermodynamics will prove stimulating to fellow specialists, I regret that we are unable to conclude that the paper provides a sufficiently clear and compelling advance in fundamental scientific understanding to be likely to excite the immediate interest of researchers in a broad range of other disciplines. We therefore feel that the present paper would find a more appropriate outlet in a specialist journal, rather than Nature.

I am sorry that we cannot respond more positively, but I hope that you will rapidly receive a more favourable response elsewhere.

Yours sincerely

Dr Karen Southwell Senior Editor

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