I had to look up the definition, it goes from cheerfully optimistic to hopeful to "or confident" which seems rather open to interpretation.Unleashed wrote:You guys are awfully sanguine about it.
For me it is definitely the last of the three.
I mentioned earlier: if we (I should rather say "I") can still rely on what we know and can verify each day personally about basic physics and on propositions such as "next to no air in space at these heights" than for me it follows that, yes, what goes up must come down.
But it will take a very very long time.
What would make you think satellites would drop rather fast instead - and therefore be not really possible (which you seem to think from what I gather - sorry if I got the wrong impression)?
For another angle: what if not satellites would these shiny dots moving about the night sky be - exactly predicted and predictable, which of course would be natural if they where put there by people who know where and how they where put, where they go and how high and fast (which is related) they are?
Here is another program telling where and when to look.
Because I have come to doubt many things we are fed as real I could say that I don't know - which would lead me nowhere.
So far I found no reason to doubt their existence.
Occams razor says to me: its satellites.