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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.



A sad tale of dodgy statistics
6 Jun 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting, statistics
How was same-sex marriage accepted so quickly? In part, by telling some fibs.


Obama’s speech at Hiroshima was an oratorical gem
1 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, rhetoric
... in which he said nothing and gave nothing away


A solution in search of a name
31 May 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, nomenclature
Assisted suicide supporters cannot agree on what to call it


A woman’s right to choose surrogacy
31 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, surrogacy, Ukraine
A Ukrainian clinic uses feminist rhetoric to sell its services


Does religion help you live longer?
24 May 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: health, religion
A Harvard study confirms perceptions of a link between going to church and good health


Ever-expanding boundaries of Belgian euthanasia
17 May 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, Canada, euthanasia
What began as a merciful death for the terminally ill can be an opt-out for troubled teens


Adventures outside the comfort zone
16 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, Donald Trump, New York Times
Why the NY Times was blindsided by Trump


A British Muslim pushes for polygamy after same-sex marriage
16 May 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: feminism, Islam, polyamory, polygamy, UK
Some women feel empowered so why not support them, a lawyer asks


“Protect doctors’ conscience rights!” Belgium’s advice to Canada
16 May 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, Canada, conscientious objection, euthanasia
Three doctors speak out


The wrong lesson from Hiroshima
13 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomic bomb, Elizabeth Anscombe, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, utilitarianism
It's not weakness to regard dropping atom bombs on two Japanese cities as immoral


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