David W. Smith is a nonscientist, nontheologian, and plain old deconverted Christian. He went to Baptist Sunday school and church three times every week until he left for college—a Southern Baptist College, of course. There he majored in chemistry, then went on to dental school, and ever since started reading as much as possible. His coming out book is Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. Smith is a "born again" atheist of 20 years, and hasn't looked back since.