In atheism types, Thimsian atheism (TR:18), a variety of “smart atheism”, introduced by Libb Thims (2014), characterized firstly by the awareness that the terms: thermodynamics (study of heat, work and energy), theology (study of gods), theos (god or gods), a-theism, and think all have their etymological origin in the Greek letter theta, symbol "", prefix th-, isopsephy value: "318" (code: Helios + solar geometry), number value: "9" (code: Ennead), the Egyptian hieroglyph of the sun or sun god; secondly, that knowledge atoms, the bugbear of the theist, and thermodynamics, a science that is "theologically free" (Blum, 1934), replaces all the myth-based logic of the ancient "heat as sun god" model of things, and residual god baggage therein, of the former; and thirdly, the view of Goethe (1809) that was is right or wrong in nature and or society is property discernible via the "moral symbols" of affinity chemistry, aka physical chemistry and chemical thermodynamics, in modern terms.
In 1976, Libb Thims, age 5, born to a Lutheran mother, began to probe adults on the standard theistic model taught to children , asking questions such as "where does god live?", "what happens when you die?", and began to puzzle on the nature of right and wrong in respect to dropping of a wild blue-spotted bird's egg, he had found in a nest (see: progress report).
In 1984, Thims, age 12, saw the passing of his mother; this propelled him into the (EPD:M12) category, a phenomena or characteristic common to the majority of the biggest atheists of history.
In 2002, Thims, while drafting his Human Thermodynamics manuscript, digressed into a deep well of research, while penning the end chapters on the "thermodynamics of religions", on all of the world's religions and mythologies, re-examined in the new light of thermodynamics, e.g. chapter 19 "What happens when you die?", and therein, became a religio-mythology expert (RMS:109), comparatively speaking, therein learning that the majority of the worlds gods, goddess, prophets, and characters are astronomical things, e.g. stars, constellations, planets, that, over time, were rescripted into human characters.
In 2007, Libb Thims, when he published Human Chemistry, was at that point, was in the "atheism-avoiding stage" of writing, going to great lengths and effort not to employ a single theological term in the entire two-volume publication; being that it would do nothing but open a can of worms. Thims envisioned, at this point, that he could do the entire derivation of the subject matter of chemical thermodynamics, without recourse or digression to the questions related to theism.
In Oct 2013, Thims began drafting a book then-entitled Chemical Thermodynamics: with Application in the Humanities, the prototype to this book; which by 17 Jun 2014, a 41-page draft booklet resulted. This draft version, however, got stalled out in the difficult to broach topic of the collision of new science and religions; in particular whether to employ the writing technique of implicit atheism, being common to most standard science writing, or explicit atheism, which is common in the acutely stylized works of Baron Holbach, Thomas Paine, and Friedrich Nietzsche. Thims, at this point, believed he could simply cite the following three quotes:
- "I have no need of that 'hypothesis [of god]' in my celestial mechanics."
- — Pierre Laplace (1802), reply to Napoleon, when asked why the word 'god' was not mentioned in his new five-volume Celestial Mechanics
- "Researchers were, at one time, obliged to endeavor to ensure that their theories did not contradict those of the church; nowadays, in contrast the church is at pains to prove that its teachings are compatible with those of science. In other words, the church acknowledges science as the higher authority."
- — Wilhelm Ostwald (1909), 'On Catalysis', Nobel Lecture
- "Any further assumption implied by belief 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; in reaction to Einstein's mentions of god and dice
Then move on with the derivation of the science of human chemical thermodynamics, therein basically "skipping over the issue", as Laplace had done, with a wave of the hand. As Thims came to learn, however, "celestial mechanics", in respect to dismissing god, is in quite a different thing as compared to attempting to dismiss god in "social mechanics", as the Harvard Pareto circle and the attacks of Pitirim Sorokin attest.
On 13 May 2014, Thims, via key word Google search on term “physico-chemical sociology”, discovered the work of Arshad Beg, who therein became Hmolpedia article #3263. This launched Thims into extreme open frank public atheism. The following, as testament to this, is the WBA crawls for the Hmolpedia "atheism" article:
Beg believed both in the chemical thermodynamic model of social phenomena AND in the theistic model of social phenomena, believing that the Gibbs energy was the will of Allah, and also believing in the buraq, the flying donkey that Muhammad rode at the speed of light to visit Noah and Abraham. This collision with Beg turned Thims into an all-out-open explicit atheist.
A first step in this direction, so to "thicken" his public atheism skin, so to say, was to launch the Atheism Reviews YouTube channel, with co-host Patrick Fergus (1985-2015), the goal of which was to make and or review 100 atheism-related videos.
Atheism for kids | Lecture
In 2015, Thims, with co-host Thor, taught a "Monday School" atheism class, to a group of Chicago children, a god-free alternative to the Christian "Sunday School" that many children in America, including Thims (before age 12), are indoctrinated into.
Children's Atheism Bible
In 2016, Thims, based on the "Atheism for Kids" lecture notes and classroom experience, attempted to draft a basic "Children's Atheism Bible". The book, entitled Smart Atheism: for Kids, an upgrade to the "Dumb Dawkins" version of atheism kids are taught (see: dumb atheism), grew to the 300-page level, but got stalled out the Roman recension, in respect to some of the missing details of how syncrestic god Osiris-Horus became the man-god Jesus.
BE/AE dating system
In 2020, Thims, while drafting Human Chemical Thermodynamics, being opening and aggressively atheistic from the get-to, with the first chapters covering the religio-mythology basics of the creation myths, and how they are ingrained presently in our cultural beliefs, devised the "before atoms" / "after atoms" (BE/AE) dating system, specifically for the title page; thereafter he began employing it on the existence dates of people in the top 2000 geniuses and minds rankings.
The following are related quotes:
- “Thims is clearly both rather intelligent and completely batshit insane.”
- Thims, Libb. (2016). Smart Atheism: For Kids (version: 309-pgs) (pdf). Publisher.
- Atheism types by denial and belief – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Smart atheism – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Moral symbols – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Thims, Libb. (2002). Human Thermodynamics (ch. 19: “Where Does One Go After Death”, pgs. 491-), unpublished manuscript. Chicago: Institute of Human Thermodynamics.
- Religio-mythology scholars – Hmolpedia 2020.
- God character rescripts – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Sorokin, Pitirim. (1928). Contemporary Sociological Theories (pdf) (§1: The Mechanistic School (pdf), pgs. 4-62; thermodynamics, pgs. 25-27; human molecules, pg. 46-47). Harper & Brothers.
- Beg-Thims dialogue – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Atheism Reviews – YouTube.
- Patrick Fergus – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Thims, Libb. (2015). “Atheism [Zerotheism] for Kids” (co-host: Thor) (main), 14-part [4:41-hr] lecture playlist (YT), 5-intro sides (Ѻ), 56-main sides (Ѻ), 11AM-3PM, Chicago, Aug 10 (recorded), Sep 7 (published).
- Children’s Atheism Bible – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Dumb atheism – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Thims, Libb. (2020). Human Chemical Thermodynamics — Chemical Thermodynamics Applied to the Humanities: Meaning, Morality, Purpose; Sociology, Economics, Ecology; History, Philosophy, Government, Anthropology, Politics, Business, Jurisprudence; Religion, Relationships, Warfare, and Love (§I.4: Atomic Dating System (1955)) (pdf). Publisher.
- Zerotheism for kids – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Libb Thims – VeelyForums.com.
- Libb Thims – InformationPhilosopher.com.
- Staff. (2013). “Fórmula química del ser humano” ("Chemical Formula of Human") (Spanish → English), Triple≡Bond Chemistry (Triplenlace Quimica), triplenlace.com, Sep 4.
- Thimsian atheism – Hmolpedia 2020.