Smart Atheism (for kids)Smart Atheism (V1 to V3)
A Jun 2017 photo of the drafting versions of Smart Atheism: for Kids, showing volumes one to three, at the point when Thims was getting kids to peer review; but stalled out per religio-mythology further reading and research needed road-blocks (generally in the area of the Roman recension).
In hmolscience, smart atheism, as compared dumb atheism, refers to intelligent, i.e. correct, brands of atheism. [N1]

“Cosmology is a kind of religion for intelligent atheists.”
Stephen Hawking (c.1962), description (Ѻ) to his wife, when they first met, about himself


Smart Atheism | Kids
In Aug 2015, Libb Thims taught an "atheism for kids" class, entitled "Zerotheism for Kids", resulting in a 14-part video series, during which time, amid making drafting notes for the lecture, in order to differentiate the Dahmers (e.g. Jeffrey Dahmer) from the Diracs (e.g. Paul Dirac), in respect to "dumb" types and "smart" types of atheism, three atheism categories were delineated: smart atheism, dumb atheism, and intermediate atheism.

In Sep 2016, Thims, began penning a book-version of the atheism for kids class, entitled: Smart Atheism: for Kids, which reached the one-volume 300+ page draft stage level in Oct. [1]
In Dec 2016, the project was split into five volumes:

● Thims, Libb. (2017). Smart Atheism: for Kids – Volume One, Prolegomena. Publisher.
● Thims, Libb. (2017). Smart Atheism: for Kids – Volume Two, Noah’s Ark & Manu’s Boat. Publisher.
● Thims, Libb. (2017). Smart Atheism: for Kids – Volume Three, Abraham & Brahma. Publisher.
● Thims, Libb. (2017). Smart Atheism: for Kids – Volume Four, Subtitle. Publisher.
● Thims, Libb. (2017). Smart Atheism: for Kids – Volume Five, Subtitle. Publisher.

In Jan 2017, the project stalled out at the volume three draft level, owing to need to do more research in the murky area of the Roman recension era rescript of Osiris-Horus to Jesus recension (see: recension theory).

Smart | Rankings
The following shows a general ranking, loosely by what we might refer to as "atheism IQ", of atheists (see: famous atheists), listed in order of "smartness", using the predominate examples (see: atheism types by denial and belief):

# ↑ Smart atheism ↑Reason

1.Paul d’Holbach 75Baron d’Holbach

2.Nietzsche 75Friedrich Nietzsche

3.Goethe (1809) 75Johann Goethe
Was the intellectual trainer of the assassins of god, namely: Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche, of which, according to Albert Camus (1942), Nietzsche was the most famous.
4.Percy Shelley 75nPercy Shelley
Devised an atheist "elective affinities religion", independent of Goethe, and married Mary Shelley in the "Church of Elective Affinities".
5.Jefferson 75Thomas Jefferson
Described himself as an "epicurean materialist" and with this creed steered the founding fathers of America (see: founding fathers fallacy).
6.Ludwig Buchner 75Ludwig Buchner

7.Henry Adams 75Henry Adams
See: Adams creed.
8.Benedict Spinoza 75Benedict Spinoza

9.Freud 75Sigmund Freud
Not only pushed forward an atheistic free energy + bound energy (entropy) theory of the mind, similar to Goethe (#2) and Shelley (#3), formulated in terms of affinities, but also digressed in religio-mythology deconstruction (see: religio-mythology scholars) in respect to Moses and Akhenaten.
10.Dirac 75Paul Dirac
Went up against Einstein, and his “god talk”, e.g. god does not play dice, during the 1927 fifth Solvay Conference, famously, during smoky hotel lounge conversation with Werner Heisenberg and Wolfgang Pauli.The following is a smartness example:

“Any further assumption implied by belief in a god which one may have in one’s faith is inadmissible from the point of view of modern science, and should not be needed in a well-organized society.”
Paul Dirac (1933), hand-written note to self

Is citation stable of zerotheism.
11.Thomas Paine 75Thomas Paine
See: Founding fathers fallacy.
12.Bertrand Russell 75Bertrand Russell
While generally a "smart atheist"; his 1903 championing of the "accidental atoms" view of things, which conflicts with the smart atheism view of things (e.g. Benedict Spinoza) would seem to re-categorize him into the lesser discerning brands of atheism.
13.Stephen Hawking 75 newStephen Hawking

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N1. The concept or category of "smart atheism" was introduced in 2015 by Libb Thims, during the penning of the “Zerotheism for Kids” lecture, began to distinguish between “smart atheism”, “intermediate atheism”, and “dumb atheism” varieties, so to separate the Dahmers from the Diderots, in a way that children would understand, in respect to being able to discern "right" atheism from "wrong" atheism.

See also
Atheism types by denial and belief
Creationism scientists ranked by idiocy
Top 100 atheists

1. Thims, Libb. (2016). Smart Atheism: For Kids (pdf | 309-pgs). Publisher.

Further reading
● Shaha, Alom. (2015). Young Atheist’s Handbook: Lessons for Living a Good Life without God (Amz). Publisher.

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