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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.



Life? I’m not really that into it any more
23 Jun 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, nihilism
Healthy 24-year-old Belgian woman asks for euthanasia.


Peter Singer ‘disinvited’ over infanticide interview
22 Jun 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: euthanasia, infanticide, Peter Singer
'Belonging to the human species does not make it wrong to kill a living being'


How LGBT-friendly laws could change medicine
18 Jun 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: bioethics, homosexuality
No more scepticism, please. That's an order.


We, too, need a #NOlostgeneration campaign
11 Jun 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: children, children's rights, paedophilia
What lies beyond the bizarre expansion of children's rights to euthanasia and sex change surgery?


Calculating charity
2 Jun 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Auschwitz, cooperation in evil, moral complicity, Peter Singer, utilitarianism
Peter Singer's new book on philanthropy reveals a dark side to utilitarianism


MercatorNet contributor targeted by activists
2 Jun 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: MercatorNet, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting, vilification
David van Gend's surgery in Toowoomba was vandalised over his opposition to same-sex marriage.


Political fruit flies
1 Jun 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, political ethics, same-sex marriage
Australian politicians are joining the conga line of supporters of same-sex marriage with indecent haste.


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.


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