Ladies and gentlemen, meet Mathgrrl. Mathgrrl is a New Yorker named _______ ___. He has a chemical engineering degree from M.I.T.
Here is an excerpt from his Web page:
“As a father, I want my children to get the best education possible and to grow up in a world of opportunity. These goals are being threatened by right-wing fundamentalist creationists, including supporters of Intelligent Design, and by the typically left-wing ‘woo masters’ with their crystals, chakras, and gross abuse of the concepts of quantum mechanics. Both are anti-science and both pose a significant threat to the quality of education in the U.S. Some of the material I provide here is intended to help in some small way to counter these destructive influences on American culture.”
A page on his Web site reveals his interest in genetic algorithms, the Steiner problem and Dawkins’ Weasel program.
One major give-away that helped me identify Mathgrrl was his inadvertent use of his real name in another forum.
(Update: The next paragraph has been removed, as it mistakenly identified Mathgrrl with another anonymous contributor to Uncommon Descent, on the basis of a remark by the latter contributor which was intended as a joke. Evidently the joke went over my head. My apology to Mathgrrl can be found here.)
The final link that made the penny drop was a post by Alan Fox two years ago on another forum, listing his name.
However, Mathgrrl has his own life to lead, so I’ve decided that his name shall be removed from this post henceforth. Readers may refer to this post for my subsequent reflections and apology.
That’s all for now.