Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Lust Map

Geographers from Kansas State University have mapped the seven deadly sins using various statistical data by county. Lust, for example, was calculated using the number of reported STDs per capita (red is above average, blue below):

Looks like the South is been having some fun. Liberals have been using this map to poke fun a the Bible Belt.

But could there be another factor?

Below is a map of the percentage of African Americans by state:

African Americans have a high rate of illegitimacy. Fathers are rare to be found. (Although Whites are quickly catching up.) Let’s take a look at illegitimacy and the rate of STDs:


  1. I agree with you, Paul, that fathers are needed, but how do you know that none of those single parent homes are homes with the fathers?


  2. Approximately 84% of custodial parents are mothers

  3. Interesting maps. Yet more indicators of the problem of fatherlessness.