Intelligence is heriditory, or acquired?We have read reports about some of the children from poor family performing exceedingly well in academics as well in completive examinations like UPSC etc.,
Ms.Sweta Agarwal daughter of a grocer belonging to Bhadreshwar , secured the 19th rank and Mr. Kuldeep Dwivedi son of a security Guard at Lucknow has secured an all India rank of 242 in the civil service exam conducted by UPSC in 2015. In the 2018 UPSC examination Mr. Ansar Ahmad Shaikh son of a Auto Rickshaw driver secured all India rank of 361. Similarly there many such cases where the children from poor families topped in the examinations.
As per the reports from the studies 50% of our intelligence is hereditary. This means that the parents of these children too are intelligent, but they did not get opportunity to study. Therefore it is also possible that due to lack of education we would have lost many scientists, Engineers , Doctors, Administrators etc.,