Originally Posted by DNMock
You said gravity was "pulling" on the light slowing it down. implying that the gravitational waves would come out ahead which is patently false. They arrive at the same time, travelling the same speed and have their directions altered by gravity wells in the exact same proportions...
If you aren't going to bother reading my entire post to see I literally described the observer relative to an action (train analogy), then I would suggest you go back and re-read what I wrote.
Lies you tell to children. AKA Newtonian physics AKA high school physics AKA some people don't understand calculus so I used more familiar words.
It's also not far from the actual truth. Also, when you're wrong you should learn how to stop talking. Sit down, shut up, you could obviously learn something.
These two possibilities both contain the caveat that the true answer could be a combination of both factors or an unlikely alternative involving exotic physics (like a slightly different speed for gravitational waves and electromagnetic waves). Let's examine how both scenarios could play out.
Now, a lot of time things like that can be explained by relatively simple physics like the slowing of light passing through matter, however your claims of "patently false" need to get checked because as the PhD Astrophysicist confirmed, there are situations where that is actually a thing.
Now I took the trouble to google a reference for you but I'm not going to bother looking for another more appropriate example after finding this in the FIRST record. One can easily explain the reason WHY there wasn't such a large discrepancy requiring exotic physics is because the neutron star merger was relatively low mass. Sadly, the real fun with gravity comes with much larger super massive black hole physics.
BTW, You STILL didn't show me where I suggested anything was moving FASTER than C. I'm waiting.