"The majority of physicists have never heard of Heim theory, and most of those contacted by New Scientist said they couldn't make sense of Dröscher and Häuser's description of the theory behind their proposed experiment."
"The general consensus seems to be that Dröscher and Häuser's theory is incomplete at best, and certainly extremely difficult to follow. And it has not passed any normal form of peer review..."
That's just a *little* bit different fron Philo's take on what happened. Scientists don't understand it because Heim never published it and retreated to his home in Germany to invent a new logic (!?) that could be used to describe it. And then his theory was picked up and expanded on, and it's this guy's description they can't grok.
The one guy thinks there may be some validity to it is someone who operates a giant electro-magnet that can be used in experiments to prove a hyperdrive could exist, but he wants something more tangible before he goes to bat for it. I suspect he's just keeping is research grant options open.
Also, Heim formulated 4 extra dimensions (for a total of 8), but disregarded 2 of them (for a total of six). Dröscher - the guy who's picking up the ball and running with it, conveniently, added two more dimensions - anti-gravity (who knows why the other dimensions don't have anti-dimensions is beyond me), "And the other might be used to accelerate a spacecraft without any rocket fuel."
The main reason anyone is taking any of this seriously is that Heim came up with a formula that could accurately predict the mass of elemenetary particles in a computer simulation. Maybe it's because his model of physics is correct, maybe not. How well Dröscher understands, or properly added to, this theory is an interesting variable. I suspect Dröscher is a crackpot retired patent clerk and enjoying a little bit of crackpot celebrity by taking some obscure work (the more obscure the better) and making wild claims based on it.