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 runs foul of moral guardians
11 Apr 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
tags: homophobia, homosexuality, Israel Folau
Is Australia’s most talented rugby star a homophobe?  


The power of words
11 Apr 2019 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, euphemisms, euthanasia, suicide
A pillar of the dying-with-dignity movement calls a spade a spade


More doubts about controversial Pell guilty verdict 
10 Apr 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: George Pell, media ethics, sexual abuse
Could the witness have been influenced by a similar case in the US?


Hatred: the god that failed
5 Apr 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: defamation, hate groups, hatred, SPLC
America’s unofficial arbiter of hate groups is facing a crisis


‘You’re a hater’: the fashionable slander
5 Apr 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: hate, hate crime, hate speech, moral relativism, truth
It shuts down all dialogue and turns good people into pariahs


Monetizing hatred
5 Apr 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Is America really boiling over with hatred?


Sorry about that
4 Apr 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Better late than never, or so they say


A confusing family tree in Omaha
1 Apr 2019 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: reproductive revolution, same-sex marriage
A gay couple uses a sister's eggs and a grandmother's womb.


He Who Must Not Be Named
29 Mar 2019 | CONNIPTIONS |  
tags: Christchurch shootings, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand, violent video games
The Christchurch gunman is despicable, but trying to erase him is worse than futile


Winding back the clock
25 Mar 2019 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: transgender
What a crazy Dutch stunt tell us about transgender ideology


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