Daniel Kahneman makes use of that famous statement in his book, Thinking Fast and Slow, which is about the many ways humans err in their thought processes. I’ve been thinking about that a lot today while contemplating the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
I think it’s a safe assumption the shooter was targeting Muslims when he attacked the Sikhs at their temple. The event would have been no less tragic had the victims been Muslims at worship rather than Sikhs. The idea that a white-supremicist assassin would be so ignorant is not at all surprising, but is frustrating nonetheless. Ignorance upon ignorance.