How evolution works:
- take a population
- select 10% smartest (dispose of the others somehow)
- have these breed. By random chance, some of the offspring will be slightly smarter than the parents (and some will be dumber)
The only reason to train them at all, is to be able to test their learning potential, to be able to select the smartest.
You will have to start with a sufficiently large population to keep the genepool healthy. The process will also be slowed, because you also have to select on eg genetic defects, docility, pelvis of the mother co-evolving with the larger brain...
You only really need to train the last generation thoroughly.
By the time this experiment is done, we can probably do this better and more efficiently with genetic engineering. Much like how genetic modification of crops is much faster than using selection.
PS: you eliminate epigenetics (environmental effects) by raising them all in the same environment.
Edited by Bender, 21 April 2017 - 09:38 PM.