Re: Sailing with excess brain power
Interesting, We all have preconceived notions of intelligence based on degrees and titles and sometimes it's true. My guess is if the Doc was trying to explain heart surgery to the engineer the same conversation of confusion would take place.
One of the many things I've learned is to know your audience. If one assumes a doc would understand terms like lift, drag and Center of effort they may be wrong and the doc may have preconceived notions that are exact opposite of what the eng is telling him. The three year old is easy, no notions, just a thirst for learning.
my 2 cents