Does this experiment prove that light speed is actually faster?

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Some people thought light speed is actually instantaneous which can be demonstrated by doing an experiment involving a taut clothesline and two clothespins. On each ends of the taut clothesline, put one of the clothespins on both ends and touch one of the clothespin will make the other one at the other end moves instantly. Does this experiment demonstrated that light speed is instantaneous?
 
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touch one of the clothespin will make the other one at the other end moves instantly
What would make you believe that this is true?

It is far from instant. It would move at the speed of sound in the close line which is far far far smaller than c, and not even remotely instantaneously.
 
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On each ends of the taut clothesline, put one of the clothespins on both ends and touch one of the clothespin will make the other one at the other end moves instantly.
Not instantly, but is delayed by the speed of sound in the clothesline, which depends on the tension.
 
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A. This is not an experiment. It's not an experiment unless you do it.
B. Light is not involved. How can it tell you anything about light?
C. You have a history of low quality thread starts. You also have a history of wandering off when asked clarifying questions. Neither will help you understand.
 
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Question has been asked and answered, so the thread is now closed.
 
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