provided sufficient work is done to move the pencil from George’s end and the ends are fixed as mentioned before, the only thing that possibly can result from this is that the whole pencil is translated in the direction of the force, including the unperturbed position about which any fexural vibration is occuring. Thus, the whole thing, which is staying together as one piece can only move in the direction of the force and since the other end is fixed wrt any flexural red herrings you’ve introduced, it moves with George’s end, without delay.
Again, since the information about the movement between the atoms of the material is transmitted by photons, which themselves move at the speed of light, I don’t see how this can occur “without delay”. Also I am wondering how what you claim can possibly be true, when it is patently obvious that one can move one end of a long steel bar from side to side without the far end moving at all. (The bridge movie makes this entirely clear). The bar flexes, because it is not perfectly rigid.
The exchange particles are continually being produced and resonating, and only over infinitessimally distances and are there throughout, rather than acting sequentially or within any time lag. because they are simultaneous. If they weren’t you’d have one half of the pencil leaving the other half behind. Can you not see that that is ludicrous?
This isn’t well explained at all. You will have to explain why and how the photon exchanges occur simultaneously along the entire length of the material, rather than being emitted and absorbed by each molecule in sequence.
And nobody is claiming that the pencil moves by halves; this is a straw man argument. The claim is that each molecule in the pencil moves the ones next to it; the procedure is done by the electromagnetic interactions between the particles and is not simultaneous.
As for “ludicrous”, it is ludicrous that one could move a 93 million mile long pole instantaneously. I am always prepared to be convinced; physics is definitely very strange and at times entirely counterintuitive, but you’ll need to do a heck of a lot better than that to convince me. In particular, I’d like some outside confirmation—that is, credible websites that cite the relevant theory and data.