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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.



Belgium to Canada: Hello? Hello? Don’t do it!
13 May 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, Canada, euthanasia
First in a series of videos about euthanasia in Belgium


The end is nigh!
12 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: existential risk, global catastrophes, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Rapture
Oxford researchers say that there is a 9.5% chance of the extinction of humanity in the next hundred years.


The straight dope on the world’s greatest internet troll
10 May 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: comments, internet trolls, social media
Ken M turns the humble comment into an art form


Same-sex marriage is uniting Evangelicals and Catholic
9 May 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, contraception, Evangelical Christians, natural law, sexual revolution
A major Evangelical figure in the US says that Catholics were right about The Pill


Finding meaning in the horrors of a deathcamp
7 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Auschwitz, happiness, Holocaust, human dignity, logotherapy, suffering
Viktor Frankl created a new kind of psychology after surviving Auschwitz


7 astonishing quotes from Auschwitz survivor Viktor Frankl
7 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Auschwitz, happiness, Holocaust, meaning of life
The famous psychiatrist survived because he knew that even the most brutal moments in life have a meaning


Robbing children of their innocence
4 May 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: comprehensive sex education, safe schools, Safe Schools Coalition Australia, sex education
A documentary outlines the development of a disturbing program for sex education


Indigenous Canadians fear impending euthanasia law
3 May 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Canada, euthanasia, indigenous culture
Suicide crisis in remote towns highlights need for caution


Dutch paediatricians seek child euthanasia
2 May 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands
Government to fund study


Canada’s euthanasia Leviathan
26 Apr 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Canada, conscience, conscientious objection, euthanasia, Udo Schuklenk
Supporters invoke Thomas Hobbes in a proposal to crush conscientious objection to euthanasia


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