Statistically speaking he is probably above average intelligence and he is very likely more intellectual. Knowing much being intellectualism.
As a fellow smartypants, don't treat it as anything special. Give him a cookie and a pat on the head and that's it. And if you're tired of talking and he has ever been a professor, feel free to ask him any question about his field and watch him talk nonstop for hours. Of course it is impressive that he is pursuing a career in science but at the end of the day it is really just a job like any other.
He's probably smarter at science, but life isn't just science, maybe he's an idiot when it comes to history, and general knowledge. And to me, if you lack in history and general knowledge, you're not a smart person, even though you're smart in science.
You need a certain degree of intelligence to become a scientist. Statistically, people with higher IQ have a higher likelihood of getting into STEM fields. Because it isn't easy, it requires a lot of mental effort and critical thinking. He probably is smarter than average if he is a scientist.
Nope. He's more educated about a particular topic. That's all. Education =/= intelligence, just as training does not equal ability. How many college drop outs have no (complete) formal education but are billionaire geniuses?
What exactly is his job? Ask him if he knows the half-life and atomic weight of every element on the periodic table, if he doesn't, than no its just his profession that he excels in (whatever that might be)
he is more educated in a particular subject doesn't make him smarter, just knows mroe about something casue he studied it , mayn scholars are dumb and can't get a converstaion started, education does not equal smarts
If he is a scientist I'd like to know what kind. He is implying that he is smarter than you. If he is a real scientist in the field he may very well be. But claiming to be a generic scientist is I think just the way of being pushy and bragging