Agreed, I'm happy there are people smarter than me, if there weren't this world would be facing a major crisis. Just a qucik unrelated question, but still on the topic of PhDs, firstly do they usually have to be very specific as you have to find something nobody else has done? Also does your research belong to the university you are working at?what does it matter if there are smarter people out there? why should we resent them? this is a sign of insecurity. work on it.