Your example is spurious as a refutation of what I was trying to say (as I suspect you already know). Obviously you're not going to try to teach a not-yet-verbal infant a self-preservation concept that requires even the most rudimentary reasoning.
That said, I'll be interested to hear from you in, say, a year and a half from now. And I still maintain that the intellectual maturity of a two-and-a-half-year-old hardly constitutes "intermediate-to-advanced" EXCEPT possibly when compared with that of a one-year-old. Karen Mercedes Goertzel, CISSP Associate 703.698.7454 goertzel_ka...@bah.com ________________________________________ From: Benjamin Tomhave [list-s...@secureconsulting.net] Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 12:27 AM To: Goertzel, Karen [USA] Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [SC-L] Where Does Secure Coding Belong In the Curriculum? Goertzel, Karen [USA] wrote: > We teach toddlers from the time they can walk that they shouldn't > play in traffic. A year or two later, we teach them to look both ways > before crossing the street. Even later - usually when they're > approaching their teens, and can deal with "grim reality", we give > examples that illustrate exactly WHY they needed to know those > things. > Actually, I'm not teaching my 1 yo toddler much of anything about traffic right now. I'm more playing guardian when she runs around the house and making sure she doesn't get into situations for which she... _______________________________________________ Secure Coding mailing list (SC-L) SC-L@securecoding.org List information, subscriptions, etc - http://krvw.com/mailman/listinfo/sc-l List charter available at - http://www.securecoding.org/list/charter.php SC-L is hosted and moderated by KRvW Associates, LLC (http://www.KRvW.com) as a free, non-commercial service to the software security community. _______________________________________________