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    Liberal Areas Greedier, Bible Belt Excels in Envy, Wrath, Lust and Pride ?

    By Bruce Wilson Tue Sep 29, 2009 at 11:24:54 AM EST

    As described in a story at Wired Magazine, an enterprising team from the Geography Department at Kansas State University has created a series of United States maps that purport to show incidence of the seven deadly sins mentioned in the Bible: greed, envy, wrath, sloth, gluttony, lust, and pride. Now, there are some methodological questions in terms of what proxy data the team chose as representing incidence of deadly sins. For example, the proxy data for "sloth" are "Expenditures on art, entertainment, and recreation compared with employment." And, do STD rates really correlate with lust ? But the maps are certainly intriguing.




    Because I love these sorts of maps, I'm including a series of maps I generated several years ago, for a story I was writing on gay marriage in Massachusetts, which depicted state-level rates of divorce, STD's and other social data. These are somewhat dated but still interesting. [Click on the thumbnail pictures for full size images. Dark red=highest incidence/worst ranking. Light tan or green=lowest incidence/best ranking. most data is from 2003 and 2004]


    Infant Mortality, by State



    Incidence of Gonorrhea, by State



    Incidence of Syphilis, by State



    State Health Rankings, overall



    Incidence of Teen Births, by State



    Incidence of Umarried Births, by State

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    My goodness, sanctimonious Bible thumping does NOT fair well against data.
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    oh you lusty southerners lol
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    I say we cut the south free. They are a naughty, naughty lot.
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    the seven deadly sins mentioned in the Bible
    No they aren't.
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    I thought they were invented for the movie Seven.
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