I believe that the soul and spirit are one and the same and that each person has one that is born and it lives forever in some form. We derive our intelligence from genetic influences and our environment. As human beings we often learn from our experiences and our drive to investigate and striving for more knowledge is what makes us gain more intelligence. The body's weight has been measured by scientific experiments and it was found at the time of death, the body weight lost a small amount which was thought to be the loss of spirit or what we call the soul or life energy source. Once when I went to my grandmother's funeral at the parlor, my wife and I witnessed a strange green orb that floated in the air above us as we entered the doorway to where my Grandmother's casket was located. We decided that it was her life essence or spirit watching over those who came to see her. I believe that intelligence is part of the life force or spirit, and that children or relatives of each person inherits this, in part from their benefactors.I also believe that our spirits go to be with the one great life source, that we call heaven and our Creator at the time of our body's passing.If one is to consider the magnitude of what we call the universe and all that is in it, with its constant growth, and that as intelligent beings , we understand that there has to be a creative force for all that is seen in existence, then we certainly have a right to belief in our God, the one great Creator of all.