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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.

Critiquing the LGBT agenda
29 Sep 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: LGBT movement, transgenderism
A video summary of the comprehensive report in last month's issue of The New Atlantis

New Australian book on marriage hits censorship roadblock
26 Sep 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, censorship, free speech, same-sex marriage
Why are gay marriage supporters afraid to debate?

The toxic fumes of democracy
23 Sep 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, democracy, plebiscite, same-sex marriage
Heated debate and stable democracy go hand in hand, even with same-sex marriage

The spy in your pocket
23 Sep 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: human rights, privacy, smartphones
A philosopher describes how our privacy is threatened by the continuing encroachment of technology.

Gloria Steinem to the rescue
tags: demography, Gloria Steinam, Paul Ehrlich, population control
Ageing feminist icon discovers the reason for global warming: forced childbirth

Is there really no difference between straight and gay parenting?
20 Sep 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: consensus, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
The consensus is flawed by small-scale studies, badly framed questions and poorly understood data

Euthanasia for kids kicks off in Belgium
20 Sep 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, euthansia for children, nihilism
The first death under the country's new law occurred last week

The new religion of transgenderism in Australian schools
19 Sep 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: bullying, homosexuality, Safe Schools Coalition Australia, same-sex marriage, transgenderism
Australia's Safe Schools program is so bizarre and fact-free that you can describe it as a cult, says an academic

A religion of listening
15 Sep 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: communication, conflict, Judaism
The focus of Judaism has always been attentive communication

Bill’s bill
13 Sep 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, Bill Shorten, same-sex marriage
Australia's leader of the Opposition is a fan of same-sex marriage. Can't he find better arguments?

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