You are smart. God made you to be intelligent and analytical. You will come across people who will try to convince you that you have to choose between your faith and understand of science. You do not have to choose one or the other. It is possible to have both. Faith in Jesus does not make you a simpleton.
The more that we learn about the earth, universe and how it all works the better we understand God. You were created for a purpose, in God’s own image.
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:26-27