why does script/server production use my development db?

I have a rails app (Radiant CMS) that I installed. I setup the db for the production instance of the database (script/setup-database production)

I started the application as "script/server production" but the application errors out with a table not found error. The application was pointed to the development db instance. I thought that "script/server production" would use the production db, and "script/server development" would run against the development db instance and so on.

Anyway, I got around this by setting up the development instance of the db (script/setup-database development), but I am confused why running "script/server production" would use a development environment.

Thanks for answering a beginners question.
Phillip

To set the environment use:
script/server -e production

Dan Manges