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I'm just a layman with no real science background
(a) I'm not really sure what a shadow is. Some people are saying that it's the absence of something (a photon?) and therefore it is not subject to laws of physics. But I know when I'm in a shadow and when in sunlight... that's "information", and I thought that information flow can't break the speed of light limit.
(b) Some others use the laser pointer/flicking wrist example to talk about laser dots moving faster than light speed. But that can't be right, can it? The photons from the laser point have to travel from A to B and (after wrist flick) from A to C ... but the photons are all moving at the speed of light - there's no law-breaking in moving the laser dot from point B to point C because the photons are moving either from A to B or A to C ... the distance from B to C is not material (is it?).
(c) Also, can a shadow be thought of as a gap in a photon flow? E.g. if I interrupt a beam of single photons then can I think of it as e.g. PPPSSSPPPSSSPPPSSSPPP, etc where P = photons and S(shadow) = no photon &, if so, the "SSS" is effectively travelling at the speed of light ... no faster.