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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.

It’s official. If Australia gets same-sex marriage, polygamy is next.
13 Dec 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, polygamy
This week's decision by the High Court upholds the law but undermines marriage.

A breath of life for an old religion
3 Dec 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, Christianity, Pope Francis
Pope Francis's game plan is a stunning and inspiring document.

What if we had a pill for the madness of love?
25 Nov 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: drugs, enhancement, love
Is it really just a matter of chemistry?

Nov 22, 1963: Aldous Huxley
22 Nov 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: artificial reproduction, Brave New World, recreational sex
The author of Brave New World warns us that drugs and recreational sex are dehumanising.

Same-sex marriage has an unexpected foe
12 Nov 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage
The respectability of marriage would be a disaster for gays and lesbians, argues a leading academic.

The inexorable bracket creep of euthanasia in Belgium
16 Oct 2013 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, bracket creep, euthanasia, slippery slope
Tasmania's Parliament needs to examine what happened after euthanasia was legalised in Belgium.

Discovered: the secret of morality
24 Sep 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: morality, science
American scientists contend that the way to make people more moral is to get them to think about science.

Three lies that built a revolution
17 Sep 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, homophobia, homosexuality, Matthew Shepard, same-sex marriage
The myth is that Matthew Shepard was martyred by redneck homophobes. A stunning new book by a gay journalist debunks this.

Australia needs a referendum on redefining marriage
10 Sep 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, Kevin Rudd, same-sex marriage, Tony Abbott
The rainbow flag sank like a stone in last weekend's election. But there's no room for complacency.

The dark story of immortality
22 Aug 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, HeLa cells, Henrietta Lacks, WI-38 cells
After decades of ignoring the issue, scientists are acknowledging that many vaccines were made with cells from aborted foetuses.

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