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American Vice: Mapping the 7 Deadly Sins

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« on: September 29, 2009, 01:21:25 am »

American Vice: Mapping the 7 Deadly Sins
By Kristina Shevory Email 08.24.09


We're gluttons for infographics, and a team at Kansas State just served up a feast: maps of sin created by plotting per-capita stats on things like theft (envy) and STDs (lust). Christian clergy, likely noting the Bible Belt's status as Wrath Central, question the "science." Valid point—or maybe it's just the pride talking.

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009, 01:21:47 am »



Greed
Average income compared with number of people living below the poverty line.
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Envy
Total thefts (robbery, burglary, larceny, and grand theft auto) per capita.
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Wrath
Number of violent crimes (murder, assault, and rape) per capita.
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2009, 01:23:52 am »



Sloth
Expenditures on art, entertainment, and recreation compared with employment.
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Gluttony
Number of fast-food restaurants per capita.
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Gluttony
Number of fast-food restaurants per capita.
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Lust
Number of STD cases reported per capita.
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2009, 01:26:44 am »



Pride
Aggregate of the other six offenses—because pride is the root of all sin.

Kansas State University Geography/USACE
http://www.wired.com/culture/education/magazine/17-09/st_sinmaps
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