"Scientific smartness?" How 'bout, "Scientific acumen." On the other hand, "high octane crazy," is accurately descriptive of the given speaker.
A free people get the government they deserve. I think this is, unfortunately, true.
Or, one could say that even a dog deserves better than this.
The world is complex enough and subtle enough to challenge the greatest minds since the renaissance to spend a large portion of their lives attempting to understand it and inevitably failing to do more than push back the darkness of ignorance a small amount. These apocalypse loving self serving whores want to turn out the lights and bring on a new dark age that will last forever.