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Michael Cook

Michael Cook likes bad puns, bushwalking and black coffee. He did a BA at Harvard University in the US where it was good for networking, but moved to Sydney where it wasn’t. He also did a PhD on an obscure corner of Australian literature. He has worked as a book editor and magazine editor and has published articles in magazines and newspapers in the US, the UK and Australia. Currently he is the editor of BioEdge, a newsletter about bioethics, and MercatorNet. He also writes a bioethics column for Australasian Science and contributes occasional op-ed pieces to newspapers and websites in the US, UK and Australia.

Behind Kenya’s harsh penal code
30 Jul 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: homosexuality, Kenya
The penal code sounds harsh. What is the reality?

The password you can never change
14 Jul 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: facial recognition, google, privacy
The brave new world of facial recognition technology.

The Economist backs Belgian model of euthanasia
29 Jun 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Belgium, euthanasia, media stylebooks, The Economist
A new editor takes a familiar line: autonomy solves everything.

A milestone in the sexual revolution
27 Jun 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: French Revolution, Obergefell v. Hodges, polyamory, polygamy, same-sex marriage
After the celebration, the revolutionaries will set to work.

Is teaching Christian morals child abuse?
25 Jun 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, same-sex marriage, Tasmania
An Australian same-sex marriage activist argues that it is.

Life? I’m not really that into it any more
23 Jun 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, nihilism
Healthy 24-year-old Belgian woman asks for euthanasia.

Peter Singer ‘disinvited’ over infanticide interview
22 Jun 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: euthanasia, infanticide, Peter Singer
'Belonging to the human species does not make it wrong to kill a living being'

How LGBT-friendly laws could change medicine
18 Jun 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: bioethics, homosexuality
No more scepticism, please. That's an order.

We, too, need a #NOlostgeneration campaign
11 Jun 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: children, children's rights, paedophilia
What lies beyond the bizarre expansion of children's rights to euthanasia and sex change surgery?

Calculating charity
2 Jun 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Auschwitz, cooperation in evil, moral complicity, Peter Singer, utilitarianism
Peter Singer's new book on philanthropy reveals a dark side to utilitarianism

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