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'The Ages Of Correction' By Frank Furedi

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In his article, “The ages of distraction”, author Frank Furedi asserts that humans have been distracted for many ages, rather than that we are living in a modern age of distraction. He describes this inattentiveness as part of human nature. In this situation, the role of “nature” is genetics, and other biological forces which may cause humans to instinctively redirect attention. The environment also influences our behavior. In this case, modern technology takes the part of “nurture,” the situation which, combined with our genetics, or “nature,” form our motives, personalities, and actions. In general, one’s environment cannot directly affect one’s genetics within their lifetime. Even evolution, an example of nurture changing nature, often
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