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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.

Will Joe Biden stop the tide of child “refugees”?
20 Jun 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Central America, immigration, Obama administration
The flood of unaccompanied children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala is partly America's own doing.

Understanding male same-sex attraction
18 Jun 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: homosexuality
An excellent video argues no one is born gay and it is possible to change.

The transgender movement is not the new civil rights frontier
17 Jun 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender dysphoria, gender identity disorder, transgender
A leading psychiatrist has dumped cold water on the successor to same-sex marriage.

Quebec legalises euthanasia
6 Jun 2014 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Canada, euthanasia, Quebec
In the end it passed easily, by a vote of 94 to 22.

What is the real story behind Ireland’s mass grave?
6 Jun 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, Ireland
A media storm is gathering over the discovery of hundreds of infants buried at a Catholic home for unmarried mothers.

What if software could suffer?
3 Jun 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: artificial intelligence, Jeremy Bentham, Peter Singer, utilitarianism
A thought experiment proves that the reasoning for animal rights is on the wrong track.

Explainer: do 97% of scientists fear global warming?
27 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, climate change, environment, John Kerry
How did they reach this figure without doing a poll?

Looking in the wrong places to explain another mass murder
26 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: divorce, mass shootings, misogyny, pornography, rampage shooting
Why haven't the media zeroed in on the divorce of Elliot Rodger's parents?

Pregnant Sudanese woman could be hanged for “apostasy”
20 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, religious freedom, Sudan
Why haven't feminist media stars taken up the case of this young mother?

When life sentences draw to a close
14 May 2014 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: hospice, palliative care
Here's a brilliant documentary about a hospice program for lifers in a Louisiana prison.

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