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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.

What lies ahead for marriage in Ireland?
25 May 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Ireland, same-sex marriage, same-sex marriage referendum
It wasn’t the gays who trashed marriage; it was the straights.

Gay study a “mountain of fabrication”
22 May 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: fraud, homosexuality, research, same-sex marriage
A research scandal should ring warning bells.

The new ethical frontier: DIY eugenics
21 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, Crispr, eugenics, IVF
A disruptive technology promises both medical advances and moral controversy.

The fairest referendum money can buy
19 May 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Ireland, same-sex marriage, same-sex marriage referendum
An American foundation has poured millions into a campaign to support same-sex marriage in Ireland.

A prophetic tale from the Armenian genocide
18 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Armenian genocide, book reviews, Turkey
Franz Werfel's classic novel of heroism and tragedy.

If ‘gay is good’, is opposing it bad?
12 May 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Chai Feldblum, same-sex marriage
Grasping the logic of same-sex marriage is vital to combatting it.

Same-sex marriage and the ethics of harm
12 May 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: harm ethics, paedophilia, same-sex marriage
A Norwegian ethicist asks whether paedophilia really harms children.

Ireland: the forgotten battleground
7 May 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Ireland, same-sex marriage, same-sex marriage referendum
Two powerful contributions to the debate from the Iona Institute.

Once again, life imitates art in Hollywood
5 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, frozen embryos, Hollywood, IVF, personhood
The highest-paid actress in US television is embroiled in a dispute over embryos.

Scotland’s assisted suicide bill whacked by committee
5 May 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
"Significant flaws" in proposed bill.

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