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MSNBC Story on 7-7-07 Quotes Prof. Emeritus Underwood Dudley

MSNBC Story on 7-7-07 Quotes Prof. Emeritus Underwood Dudley

July 2, 2007

July 2, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "The idea of lucky numbers can be traced back to the ancient Greeks," notes an MSNBC.com story previewing July 7, 2007, or 7-7-07. "Still, it's not entirely clear how seven emerged as an especially lucky number in Western culture, said Underwood Dudley, a retired mathematics professor from DePauw University and author of Numerology: Or What Pythagoras Wrought.

"It's just part of the way humans are wired, I suppose," Dr. Dudley is quoted in the piece. "Humans need religion and they need numbers."

Allison Linn writes, "July 7, 2007 is definitely going to be a lucky day -- if MSNBC logo.jpgyou're in the wedding or gambling business, that is. Companies ranging from caterers to casinos are gearing up for an influx of business from those seeking to take advantage of what is thought to be an auspicious day."

Read the complete story at the network's Web site.

Learn more about Professor Woody Dudley, who taught at DePauw from 1967 to 2004, in this 1998 story and in a 2004 article.

Source: MSNBC.com