[Ads-l] Saying: There will be prayers in our schools as long as there are final exams

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 15 09:55:39 EDT 2018


Dan Goncharoff wrote:
> Can Lord Ashley be a self-reference if Ashley Cooper is actually Frank
> Bunker Gilbreth Jr.?

Dan, thanks I've updated the article to include the fact that Ashley
Cooper was the pen name of Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr.
Garson

> On Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 10:35 PM ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> A professor writing an algebra book contacted me to explore the
>> following quotation attributed to journalist Cokie Roberts.
>>
>> As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school.
>>
>> There are many variants of this quip, and the QI website now has an
>> entry on this topic with a first citation dated September 22, 1964.
>> The event inspiring prayer was a final exam.(The subject was
>> unspecified.)
>>
>> https://quoteinvestigator.com/2018/08/14/prayers/
>>
>> Barry Popik has a pertinent webpage with citations beginning in 1983,
>> and he is acknowledged and linked.
>>
>>
>> https://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/as_long_as_there_are_final_exams_there_will_be_prayer_in_schools/
>>
>> Additional earlier citations and germane information would be welcome.
>> Garson O'Toole
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