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.



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18 Feb 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
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Controversy dogs ‘assisted dying’ poll of UK doctors
18 Feb 2019 | CONNECTING |  
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, euthanasia, United Kingdom
Allegations that the Royal College of Physicians has been hijacked


Could parents who resist the transgender narrative lose their kids? Yup
14 Feb 2019 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: parental rights, transgenderism
If parents stop a child from 'transitioning', there could be 'consequences'


34 elderly are dead. Why haven’t you read about it?
12 Feb 2019 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: euthanasia, involuntary euthanasia
What may turn out to be one of the biggest crimes in US history is being ignored


Happy New Year!
7 Jan 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
On the subject of empty churches


UNAIDS: behind schedule and behind the eight-ball
31 Dec 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: AIDS, AIDS in Africa, United Nations
The UN's own benchmark for stopping the epidemic is only 13 months away. It won't meet it.


An innocent bishop acquitted. Did anyone notice?
11 Dec 2018 | ABOVE |  
tags: Australia, child sexual abuse, media, Philip Wilson
Philip Wilson's reputation has been trashed. Who will pick up the pieces?


Euthanasia deaths in Quebec rising rapidly
10 Dec 2018 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Canada, euthanasia, Quebec
Is death-by-doctor becoming normalised?


Advice for transgender ‘free spirits’
10 Dec 2018 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: transgender
It's an updated version of the Flat Earth theory, complains one scientist


Architects of Victoria’s right-to-die law publish ‘manual’ on how to push legislation through
4 Dec 2018 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Australia, euthanasia, Victoria
A Ministerial Advisory Panel reviews its success


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