The Franklin Expedition

The Franklin Expedition
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September 6, 2010
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129604791
“It’s easy to see that it’s not individual intelligence that makes us so good at adapting,” he says. “It’s an important component, but we also need the ability to accumulate knowledge gradually over a whole population of people over hundreds or maybe even thousands of years.”

The Franklin Expedition in the mid-1800s exemplifies this concept well,

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