Funny thing about projection is that people continue to use it as a defense mechanism even after they've been blatantly confronted for doing so by everyone they encounter. It's genuinely weird to me that you consider you and I to be somehow near equals intellectually. We just aren't. Not because I have a more prestigious degree or career, or whatever. Just because I have more intellectual horsepower. I don't know why that's so hard for you to cope with. I know lots of people who are smarter than me about various things, and many who are just generally quicker to analyze or learn than I am who I'd qualify as "smarter than I am" in a general sense. It's not really that big of a deal UNLESS you become obsessed with this megalomaniacal idea that anyone who "seems" like they might know more than you about something must be all smoke and mirrors. That the narrative of "I'm as good as anyone else" so overwhelms your personal reality that the lies you have to weave to convince yourself of it become bizarre affectations to everyone else.
Tell us all again how you don't have a need to insist you're the smartest man in the room, Smash. And about projection! Cause that's just insanely funny.