Two percent is not enough to register a blip on a written test. It's certainly no where near passing. Furthermore, that two percent is nearly by accident. It's like he heard the Newton quote once. I give the 2% for the truth in the Newton quote, however malformed it is.
The other 98%, the part he's wrong, is because he attributes the Newton quote ("If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants") to government, not to the achievements of other historial humans.
What the Heck, why not? :)