'Biologists think they are biochemists, Biochemists think they are Physical Chemists, Physical Chemists think they are Physicists, Physicists think they are Gods, And God thinks he is a Mathematician.'

(I assume the physicist is a theoretical physicist and the mathematician a pure mathematician)

The jokes all try to convey the message that the more pure and quantitative the subject, the greater and the more powerful it is.

Do you agree that a topclass pure mathematician is superior (i.e smarter) than the rest such as theoretical Physicists and so on?

It seems to make sense because history shows that the pure mathematicians have always been ahead of science. I.e. Riemann with non-commutatitive geometry. Topologists working with extra dimensions and the gamma function invented by Euler as the foundations for string theory as shown in 'The Elegant Universe'. Even calculus such an applicable subject can be independently invented by a pure mathematician such as Leibniz. Indeed, they say Fermat had a good idea of it even before Newton.

Thanks