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.



Folau the money
24 Jun 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, Christianophobia, Israel Folau, LGBTQI
GoFundMe abruptly closes down Israel Folau's fund-raising campaign


Folau faces the fight of his life
21 Jun 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: Israel Folau, political correctness, Rugby Australia
Rugby star asks public for $3 million to back his fight against corporate tyranny


Assessing 'The Handmaid's Tale'
21 Jun 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Another look at the feminist classic


Victoria’s politicians playing a transparent game of transphobic heteronormative virtue-signalling   
20 Jun 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
tags: transgender, Victoria
The Australian state wants to change birth certificates to reflect transgender realities


‘I want you to panic,’ said Greta, and panic they did
17 Jun 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, Greta Thunberg, one-child policy, social panic
A loopy philosophical response to climate change  


A doubleplusungood story about Dutch euthanasia
11 Jun 2019 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Netherlands
The death of a 17-year-old girl suffering from anorexia raises serious questions


Cardinal Pell awaits the result of his appeal
7 Jun 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: Australia, George Pell, Israel Folau, martyrdom, persecution of Christians, social media
Can some good come out of this horrendous scandal?


The flawed greatness of Martin Luther King Jr
5 Jun 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: #MeToo, Martin Luther King Jr, sexual ethics
Government archives have shown a new and dark side to America's revered civil rights campaigner


Self-appointed suicide guides will always ignore the law
3 Jun 2019 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Final Exit Network
Euthanasia zealots believe that their mission is to deliver from suffering, not to obey the law


Questioning the 'trans' narrative
29 May 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
A British educator asks why people accept unscientific guff


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