Because I'm really sick and tired of replying to and debunking random Gawkers on this year old thread.
All these points have been covered over and over again:
- No, the Casimir Effect can't be used on Alcubierre's metric
- No, dark energy isn't the same thing as negative mass
- No, Guth's inflation can't be used on Alcubierre's metric
- No, antimatter almost certainly doesn't have negative mass
- No, dark matter has positive mass just like ordinary mass
- No, tachyons are just as hypothetical as magnetic monopoles or negative mass.
- No, imaginary mass is not the same thing as negative mass
I need an article from Dave or some other eminently qualified physicist—I'm not a physicist, I blew that chance decades ago in 1985—that I can cite to shut these random people up. It's the necrothread that just won't die and I'm tired of repeating myself.
I'd just love a link where I can say, "Read this, all your points have already been well covered," and be done with it.