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Aug
09

mapping national sin

se7enMost people have heard of the 7 deadly sins [pride, envy, wrath, sloth, gluttony, lust, greed]. Well now it is possible to see them or at least where they are most prevalent. Geographers from Kansas State University recently created sin maps of the US by plotting per capita stats on things like theft [envy], killings [wrath] and STDs [lust], etc. While the actual science behind the mapping is questionable, the results are interesting. FYI – red represents the more sinful – blue less so – beige the more saintly.

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1 Response to “mapping national sin”


  1. September 2, 2009 at 3:01 am

    One correction: The blue (see the key) is the least sinful and the red is the highest. The beige is the middle ground. Figured I’d say that, and be annoying. 🙂


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