MercatorNet: promoting human dignity

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.



Global ethics challenges for 2016
8 Jan 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics, human dignity
Migration, same-sex marriage, euthanasia and conscientious objection will all be in the headlines.


The mechanic who transitioned to a 6-year-old girl
5 Jan 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: transgenderism, transsexuals
Stefonknee Wolscht feels happier without adult responsibilities.


MercatorNet’s Dignitarian of the Year
18 Dec 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Dignitarian of the Year, MercatorNet, refugees
Our choice is a Greek Good Samaritan, Antonis Deligiorgis.


Best summary of Rome’s Synod of Bishops
11 Dec 2015 | ABOVE |  
tags: journalism, Synod of Bishops 2015
George Weigel has written a balanced, well-informed account of the turbulent meeting of bishops


Quotes from the first 1000 days of Pope Francis
11 Dec 2015 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, Pope Francis
The sound bites of the Pontificate.


Eight must-follow Catholic Twitter accounts
11 Dec 2015 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, Twitter
Suggestions from Rome Reports


Rubbery statistics
10 Dec 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: All Of Us, LGBT statistics, Safe Schools Coalition Australia, statistics
Why are Australian kids being fed untruths about the size of the LGBT population?


Gross? Parents might think so
4 Dec 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: All Of Us, homosexuality, Minus 18, Safe Schools Coalition Australia
Why is taxpayers' money being used to demean heterosexuality in schools?


Behind Australia’s safe schools campaign
2 Dec 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, Safe Schools Coalition Australia, same-sex marriage, sex education, Victoria
Do parents really know what their children will be taught about the LGBT universe?


Nitschke tells medical board to go to blazes
30 Nov 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Philip Nitschke, rational suicide
Burns practicing certificate and announces plans for a right-to-die campaign


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