Friday, September 11, 2009
Mapping the 7 Deadly Sins
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.
I can explain the red in Oklahoma for sloth. Both of the red splotches are where the two biggest lakes in Oklahoma are. Grand Lake of the Cherokees in the north and Lake Eufala in the middle east of the state. Great sums of money are spent by weekend visitors of the area and the local populations have a high unemployment rate due to lack of jobs.
Pride....that's an easy one too. SEC football in the South and the Sooners and Cowboys in Oklahoma.