Topic: Real Newbie Question

I checked out some of the tutorials and they made no sense to me. What I would like to know is, what does one need to know when working with rails? In other words if I only know html, can I learn how to use rails? Do I have to have a college degree in programming to use this? Is there any video tutorials for people who are wanting to know how to use rails and basically what it is? Sorry for all the question, but I have ruby on rails/ruby gems in my cpanel and I am trying to install chuck's list and none of this makes sense to even where to start.

Re: Real Newbie Question

Guides for getting started in ruby on rails
http://guides.rubyonrails.org/
For video tutorial
http://railscasts.com