Very Bad Wizards

Episode 229: Skin Deep?

January 25th, 2022

We think racism is wrong but what about “lookism” – a bias that favors attractive people over unattractive ones? If it’s wrong to judge people by the color of their skin, what about judging people for something that is only skin deep? We talk about two pieces today, a forthcoming philosophy article by William D’Allesandro “Is it Bad to Prefer Attractive Partners” and the Ted Chiang story “Liking What You See: A Documentary.”

Plus we select the topic finalists for our beloved Patreon listener-selected episode. Interesting list this time around!

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