This past weekend my former Artistic Director back in Louisiana got married. I was invited, but due to many reasons, not the least of which being that God smote most of the roadways twixt here and there, I was unable to attend. Yesterday I was chatting with one of the students who did go to the wedding, and she said that she didn't get to dance at the reception. I asked her why, and she said that the music was mostly 80's rock, and while she really likes that music, she would have to look too stupid to dance to it. And I realized that that is exactly why I don't dance. That is the era I learned to dance in, and she's right. 80's dancing looked more like an epileptic seizure rather than any sort of premeditated activity.
Now the request. I have been noticing for a while now just how many people don't really understand most of the science that governs our daily lives. I have made science a hobby, and many of the things I consider common knowledge aren't all that common. So if you have a question about how, or why, or what please let me know and I will do my best to get you an answer that doesn't involve imaginary numbers, or 11 dimensional thinking. :-)