Intelligence, are we born with it? Or is intelligence acquired? Looking at IQ scores over the last 75-100 years there is a very noticeable upward trend. Which would leave one to assume nurture has proved to be a stronger impact on one's intelligence. Because during this time frame, eduction has come to the fore-front and became a very important factor in todays society. Looking deeper you can look at the economic factor, and the lower test scores in areas that don't generate as much income, and there0fore have a lesser education system compared to wealthier areas. This could also be a factor of nature, but there are cases of students who have the potential to be very intelligent, but don't have the means to achieve it.