April 23, 2012 6:21 PM   Subscribe

Is the number seven really necessary?
posted by unSane to Science & Nature (4 answers total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Come on, make an effort please. -- jessamyn

For what?
posted by phrontist at 6:24 PM on April 23, 2012

Yes. Something must come after 6....

Seriously though ... yes.
posted by SoulOnIce at 6:25 PM on April 23, 2012

Many cultures have survived for millennia counting no higher than two or three or not nothering at all(example), so no, not necessary.
posted by Abiezer at 6:25 PM on April 23, 2012

Maybe not necessary, but after all those stories about how seven ate nine, we keep seven around out of fear.
posted by miss_kitty_fantastico at 6:27 PM on April 23, 2012 [13 favorites]

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