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.
How do you speak politely to 60 different genders?
21 Jul 2016 | CONJUGALITY |
A German politician shows how
Is transhumanism really the world’s most dangerous idea?
20 Jul 2016 | FEATURES |
Step by step, our lives are being absorbed by technology.
When 19,000 British troops died in a single day
1 Jul 2016 | FEATURES |
The carnage of World War I was the opening salvo of the culture of death.
7 reasons why the Pope’s gaffes are OK
30 Jun 2016 | ABOVE |
Some of his Catholic critics think that the sky is falling. It's not
For some Canadian women surrogacy is sacred
27 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |
Goddess rituals create a motivating mystique where fees are banned.
The Zeitgeist of self-delusion
22 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |
Meryl Streep's latest film is a parable of contemporary transgenderism
Moral revolutions in Silicon Valley
17 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |
The visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk has some odd ideas about the future of humanity
14 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |
Islam, homophobia and guns all played a role in the tragedy in Orlando. But what about family dysfunction?
Will Belgium grant euthanasia for unwanted sexual attraction?
11 Jun 2016 | CAREFUL! |
A 39-year-old man has requested euthanasia because he fears that he may be a paedophile
Vale, Muhammad Ali
6 Jun 2016 | ABOVE |
At least he thought about where he was going
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